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  William Vanderbilt - MSN Encarta
William Henry Vanderbilt (May 8, 1821 – December 8, 1885) was a businessman and a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family.
Frederick William Vanderbilt (February 2, 1856 – June 29, 1938) was a member of the financially and socially preeminent Vanderbilt family.
William Henry Vanderbilt (1821-85), American industrialist, son of Cornelius Vanderbilt, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
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  William Henry Vanderbilt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Henry Vanderbilt was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
William Henry Vanderbilt was involved in a number of philanthropic causes including the YMCA, funding to help establish the Metropolitan Opera and an endowment for the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.
William Henry Vanderbilt is perhaps most remembered for snapping "the public be damned" at an interviewer..in context, an irritated reaction to the other's suggestion that the New York Central Railroad system, which Vanderbilt controlled, ought to be operated as if it were a public trust.
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 William Henry Vanderbilt III - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Henry Vanderbilt III, born November 24, 1901 - died April 14, 1981, was an American statesman and a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family.
Vanderbilt's father was a great-grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, who founded the family fortune in railroads and shipping.
William Vanderbilt's parents divorced in 1908 and through his father's second marriage he had two half-brothers, Alfred G. Vanderbilt II and George Washington Vanderbilt III.
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 William Kissam Vanderbilt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The second son of William Henry Vanderbilt, from whom he inherited $60 million, he was for a time active in the management of the family railroads, though not much after 1903.
His sons William Kissam Vanderbilt II (1878-1944) and Harold Stirling Vanderbilt (1884-1970) were the last to be active in the railroads, the latter losing a proxy battle for the New York Central Railroad in the 1950s.
After the death of his brother Cornelius Vanderbilt II in 1899 he was generally regarded as head of the Vanderbilt family.
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 William Henry Vanderbilt   (Site not responding. Last check: )
William Henry Vanderbilt was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (New Brunswick, New Jersey: more facts about this subject).
William Henry Vanderbilt was involved in a number of philanthropic causes including the YMCA (YMCA: the ymca (or young mens christian association) is an ecumenical organization offering...
William Henry Vanderbilt is perhaps most remembered for snapping "the public be damned" at an interviewer..in context, an irritated reaction to the other's suggestion that the New York Central Railroad (New York Central Railroad: the new york central railroad, known simply as the new york central in its publicity...
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 William Vanderbilt
William Henry Vanderbilt was the oldest son of Cornelius Vanderbilt [1794-1877], the American entrepreneur of both shipping and rail transportation during the 19th century.
William was a frail youth and did not appear to be the ambitious entrepreneur his father had been at the age of 19.
William became a vice president of both the New York and Harlem Railroad and the Hudson River Railroad in the mid sixties.
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 Cornelius Vanderbilt
Upon his death in 1877, at age 82, Cornelius Vanderbilt, also known as Commodore Vanderbilt, was the wealthiest man in the United States and probably the greatest of the nineteenth century railroad barons.
William Henry also had been instrumental in building and expanding the railroad business since he joined his father in the management of the organization upon becoming an adult.
Vanderbilt was able to cut two days off the length of the trip to San Francisco, and it was 600 miles shorter.
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 Reference for William Henry Vanderbilt - Search.com
William Henry Vanderbilt was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Vanderbilt was an extremely active philanthropist, giving back extensively to a number of philanthropic causes including the YMCA, funding to help establish the Metropolitan Opera and an endowment for the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.
William Henry Vanderbilt's enormous estate was divided amongst his eight children and his wife, the bulk of the estate going to his eldest two sons, William K. Vanderbilt and Cornelius Vanderbilt II.
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 William Kissam Vanderbilt : Freebase - The World's Database
William Kissam Vanderbilt (December 12 1849 – July 22 1920) was a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family.
The second son of William Henry Vanderbilt, from whom he inherited $55 million, he was for a time active in the management of the family railroads, though not much after 1903.
His sons William Kissam Vanderbilt II (1878-1944) and Harold Stirling Vanderbilt (1884-1970) were the last to be active in the railroads, the latter losing a proxy battle for the New York Central Railroad in the 1950s.
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 Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site--Reading 1
Although William Henry Vanderbilt (1821- 1885) lived only eight years after his father's death, he managed to double the family fortune to $210 million, the equivalent in today's currency of more than $3 billion.
William Henry divided his fortune among his four sons and four daughters, but not in equal amounts.
Cornelius II and William Kissam, the two oldest boys who had been running the New York Central Railroad system since their father's retirement in 1883, received $80 million and $60 million respectively.
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 William Henry Vanderbilt at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
William Henry Vanderbilt (May 8, 1821 - December 8, 1885) was a businessman and a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family.
William Henry Vanderbilt inherited nearly $100 million from his father Cornelius Vanderbilt and had increased it to about $200 million at his death less than nine years later.
His estate was divided among his four sons, Cornelius Vanderbilt II, William Kissam Vanderbilt, Frederick William Vanderbilt, and George Washington Vanderbilt.
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 Sagamore.org - History of the Sagamore
William was schooled carefully to take what his parents thought of as his natural birthright, that of becoming the next head of the family.
William Henry Vanderbilt II, Alfred's son by his first wife, served in both World Wars and was elected Governor of Rhode Island.
Vanderbilt would decide to enlarge--rather than abandon--Sagamore, as a 31-year-old mother of two small boys still in her widow's weeds, is not surprising to me. It was probably no more of a challenge to her than teaching Uncle George how to shoot.
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 Vanderbilt Jewels | Diamond Necklace - Mrs Vanderbilts jewellery collection
Mrs Vanderbilt entwickelte sich zu einer Mentorin Cartiers und erwarb dank ihres enormen Reichtum bedeutende Objekte.
She met and became secretly engaged to William Henry "Bill" Vanderbilt while he was a student at Yale, rooming with his younger brother, Cornelius III.
Grace Wilson Vanderbilts wardrobes filled with Worth and Pacquin creations, her 33 servants imported from ducal and princely households abroad, her parties attended by crown heads of Europe rose to reign for almost half a century as Queen of American Society of an golden age.
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 artnet.com Magazine Features - Garrett's Attic
Originally made for the palatial William H. Vanderbilt residence on Fifth Avenue, it was one of the two known examples from a set of at least 18.
William H. Vanderbilt." It was estimated that 600-700 men worked to complete the huge Beaux-Arts house that occupied the entire block between 51st and 52nd Streets.
William Henry Vanderbilt (1821-1885) was the son of the financier and railroad promoter Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt (1794-1877).
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 Class and Leisure at America's First Resort: Newport, Rhode Island, 1870-1914
William K. Vanderbilt (1849-1920) was the second son of William Henry Vanderbilt and the grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, patriarch of the Vanderbilt dynasty.
William K. Vanderbilt assisted his older brother, Cornelius Vanderbilt II, and his younger brother, Frederick W. Vanderbilt, in managing the family's vast shipping and railroad empire.
William K. Vanderbilt and his wife, Alva Vanderbilt, were leaders of upper-class Newport society.
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 Vanderbilt University Register: Vanderbilt and its four buildings named Wesley
To the Vanderbilt administration, it represented the Biblical department and the Methodist church that originally organized the University but had a strained relationship with it during the first two decades of the 20th century.
However, Frederick William Vanderbilt, whose father funded the construction of Wesley Hall in 1880, gave $150,000 toward a new home for the religion department.
Then, Vanderbilt came up with a plan to put a massive multi-use building on the site, with 20,000 square feet of retail space on the west side and a 800-unit parking garage on the east side.
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 HV/Net - Hudson Valley Network
Frederick William Vanderbilt was the grandson of Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt and the son of William Henry Vanderbilt -- both the richest men in America in their time.
As you contemplate the Vanderbilt Estate, think of it as a tapestry bound together over the centuries by the common thread of enlightened ownership; beautiful and varied, it attests to the lifestyle and interests of the privileged in the Hudson River Valley.
In Frederick Vanderbilt's bedroom antique twisted columns that flank the bed are brought together with the settee and side chairs of Spanish influence, the built-in bed and cabinet of no particular style, and the contemporary desk and upholstered pieces.
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 AmericanHeritage.com / “The Public Be Damned”
Vanderbilt’s wealth was in government bonds and railroad securities and paid about 6 percent, giving him a take-home income of nearly a million dollars a month at a time when a thousand dollars a year was a decent wage.
Vanderbilt, in a hopeless attempt at damage control, immediately denied that he had said such a thing at all, but there is little doubt that he did.
Vanderbilt said that he was in the middle of eating but, if Dresser would wait until he had finished, he would give him a minute.
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 William Henry Vanderbilt
The American businessman and son of Cornelius Vanderbilt, William Henry Vanderbilt was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on the 8th of May 1821.
He was a clerk in a New York banking house from 1839 to 1842, when his father bought him a farm of 75 acres near New Dorp, Staten Island, New York.
In 1884 he gave $500,000 to found a school of medicine in connection with the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York.
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 THE VANDERBILT LINEAGE
William’s father was Cornelius Vanderbilt, also known as The Commodore due to his interest in shipping.
William Henry Vanderbilt inherited the bulk of his father’s fortune.
Information on the Vanderbilt houses can be found at the New York Historical Society, as the Vanderbilts built so many houses on Fifth Avenue, gradually working their way uptown.
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 william henry vanderbilt   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The main heir of Commodore vanderbilt, William Henry Vanderbilt settling with his siblings and in control of the New York central railroad.
William Henry Vanderbilt Born: 8-May-1821 Birthplace: New Brunswick, NJ Died: 8-Dec-1885 Location of death: New York City Cause of death: unspecified.
William Henry Vanderbilt (1821-1885) William Henry Vanderbilt was the son of financier Cornelius Vanderbilt.
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 Moravian Cemetery: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Vanderbilt mausoleum, designed by Richard Morris Hunt (Richard Morris Hunt: United States architect (1827-1895)) and constructed in 1885-86, is part of the family's private section within the cemetery.
The landscaped grounds around the Vanderbilt mausoleum were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (Frederick Law Olmsted: United States landscape architect primarily responsible for the design of Central Park in New York City (1822-1903)).
William Kissam Vanderbilt II (William Kissam Vanderbilt II: william kissam vanderbilt ii (march 2 1878 - january 8 1944) was a...
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 Art Consultants   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When writing of the Vanderbilt collection on view the Metropolitan Museum, The New York Times attributed the presence of “romantic landscapists” to George Lucas, “who was and is a great admirer of Rousseau, Dupré, Diaz, and Millet” ("W.H. Vanderbilt's Pictures").
Vanderbilt also paid these two men to perform a variety of other non-advisory services: they negotiated prices with artists and art dealers, managed general accounting related to Vanderbilt’s collecting, dealt with packing, shipping, and installation details, and oversaw maintenance of the collection.
Gustavus Meyers, a socialist historian wrote that William Henry Vanderbilt, “knew nothing of art…He gave orders to agents for their purchase with the same equanimity that he would contract for railroad supplies” (Patterson 99).
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 Commodore Vanderbilt
His son William Henry Vanderbilt inherited $90 million and became president of the New York Central.
In addition to daughters Gladys and Gertrude, Cornelius left four sons: William Henry II died in 1892 at age 22; Cornelius III died in 1942; Alfred Gwynne died 1915 on the Lusitania; Reginald Claypoole died 1925.
1918 - William Kissam supported hospitals and the YMCA in WWI and funded the Lafayette Escadrille, and was decorated with the Cross of the Legion of Honor by the French.
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 William Kissam Vanderbilt II's Grandfather, William Henry
William Henry Vanderbilt was born 1821 and lived to 1885.
After his father's passing, he soon forced his siblings to settle for few hundred thousand dollars of his father’s estate, inheriting the remaining $95 million and control of the New York Central railroad.
Though frail and seemingly un-ambitious as a youth, William expanded the family's railroad empire to the point of doubling it from 100 milion to an astounding 200 milion by the time of his death.
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 ipedia.com: George W. Vanderbilt Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The youngest son of William Henry Vanderbilt, he ran the family farm at New Dorp, Staten Island and lived with his mother at 640 Fifth Avenue after his father's death.
After her death he moved out, renting the house to Henry Clay Frick until the latter's own mansion was completed; upon his death it was inherited by Cornelius Vanderbilt III(1873-1942), the disinherited son of George's oldest brother Cornelius Vanderbilt II.
George Washington Vanderbilt's greatest legacy is the largest of the Vanderbilt houses, the 255-room Biltmore House in North Carolina, on which he spent the bulk of his fortune.
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 Vanderbilt Museum · The Mansion
Rooms in the historic house are on exhibit and exemplify the eclectic taste and collecting interests of William K. Vanderbilt II.
The mansion was designed by the New York architectural firm Warren & Wetmore, whose Grand Central Station in New York City [1903-13] was designed and built for the New York Central Railroad, one of several Vanderbilt family enterprises.
Later additions to the mansion and other estate buildings were executed by architect Ronald H. Pearce, who trained in the office of Warren & Wetmore and continued to make improvements at "Eagle's Nest" after Warren's retirement in 1931.
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