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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 Kissam Vanderbilt II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Kissam Vanderbilt II (March 2, 1878 – January 8, 1944) was a motor racing enthusiast and yachtsman and a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family.
Vanderbilt and his wife Virginia had a son, William Kissam Vanderbilt III and daughters Muriel and Consuelo, the latter named for her aunt.
Willie Kissam Vanderbilt II died in early 1944 of a heart ailment and was interred in the family mausoleum at the Moravian Cemetery on Staten Island, New York.
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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.
William Kissam Vanderbilt died in Paris, France in 1920.
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 Consuelo Vanderbilt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Consuelo Vanderbilt (March 2, 1877 - December 6, 1964) was a member of the United States Vanderbilt family seen as the penultimate marital prize of the Victorian age and an international emblem for socially advantageous marriages.
Born in New York City, she was the only daughter of William Kissam Vanderbilt, a New York railroad millionaire, and his first wife, a pugnacious Alabama belle and budding suffragette named Alva Erskine Smith (1853-1933, later Mrs.
It may be noted that her brother, William Kissam Vanderbilt II (1878-1944), had a daughter born in 1903 who was named Consuelo Vanderbilt in her honor.
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 William Kissam Vanderbilt II: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
William Kissam Vanderbilt II (March 2 1878 – January 8 1944) was a motor racing (motor racing: auto racing (also known as automobile racing or autosport) is a sport involving...
Vanderbilt was educated by tutors and at private school (private school: A school established and controlled privately and supported by endowment and tuition) s and sent to study at Harvard University (Harvard University: A university in Massachusetts) but dropped out after the first year.
Willie Kissam Vanderbilt II died in early 1944 of a heart ailment and was interred in the family mausoleum at the Moravian Cemetery (Moravian Cemetery: the moravian cemetery at 2205 richmond road in new dorp on staten island, new york...
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 William Kissam Vanderbilt: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The second son of William Henry Vanderbilt (William Henry Vanderbilt: william henry vanderbilt (may 8 1821 - december 8 1885) was a businessman...
William K. Vanderbilt's first wife was Alva Erskine Smith (Alva Erskine Smith: born alva erskine smith in mobile, alabama, the daughter of a cotton planter, te american...
William Kissam Vanderbilt died in Paris, France (Paris, France: paris is the capital city of france, as well as the capital of the île-de-france...
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 History - History Of Belcourt Castle - Alva Erskine Smith
In 1874 she married William Kissam Vanderbilt, the second son of William H. Vanderbilt, owner of the Grand Central Railroad.
Her brother in law, Cornelius was slated to inherit the entire Vanderbilt fortune, according to the eldest son tradition of the era.
Vanderbilt negotiated tirelessly to arrange the best alliance by lavish entertaining, grand balls and parties, tea dances and small private dinner parties ending late in 1895 with the marriage ceremonies and celebrations in New York, Newport and London celebrating the union of Consuelo to the 23-year old Ninth Duke of Marlborough.
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 William Kissam Vanderbilt : Information and resources about William Kissam Vanderbilt : School Work Guru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
William Kissam Vanderbilt (December 12,1849-July 22,1920) was the second son of William Henry Vanderbilt, from whom he inherited $60 million.
(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.
William K. Vanderbilt's first wife was Alva Erskine Smith, who he married in 1875.
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 Harold Stirling Vanderbilt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Vanderbilt took up bridge seriously in 1906, and his partnership with J. Elwell was considered the strongest in the U.S. from 1910 to 1920.
Vanderbilt was a member of the Laws Committee of the Whist Club of New York that made the American laws of contract bridge (1927, 1931) and the first international code (1932).
In 1968, Vanderbilt spent more than $50,000 to recreate the lost molds for the replicas of the American trophy and to provide a quantity of replicas of both trophies sufficient to last from 20 to 40 years.
www.vanderbilt.edu /bridge/hsvanderbilt.htm   (677 words)

  
 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 (from Vanderbilt Family) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
William was at first judged unworthy to assist his father in business and was sent to live on a farm on Staten Island, N.Y. William surprised his father by making the farm, and later a bankrupt railroad, profitable.
The character of the habitant, or French-Canadian farmer and backwoodsman, is reflected in the poems of William Henry Drummond.
The English poet William Henry Davies, who wandered across the United States and Canada for much of his youth as a peddler and a tramp, gained a wide audience for lyrics that have a force, simplicity, and charm uncharacteristic of the poetry of most of his contemporaries.
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 Vanderbilt Cup   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
An international event, it was founded by William Kissam Vanderbilt II in 1904 and first held at a course set out in Nassau County on Long Island, New York.
Vanderbilt formed a company to build the Long Island Motor Parkway, One of the country's first modern paved parkways that could not only be used for the race but would open up Long Island for easy access and economic development.
Vanderbilt Cup race start, 1908 The Vanderbilt Cup was held successfully on Long Island until 1911 when it was showcased at Savannah, Georgia in combination with the American Grand Prize.
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 Vanderbilt Cup - WOI Encyclopedia Italia
Vanderbilt prevailed and the inaugural race was run over a 30.24 mile course of winding dirt roads through Nassau County and area.
The Vanderbilt Cup was not held again until 1936 when William Kissam Vanderbilt II's nephew, George Washington Vanderbilt III picked up the cause and sponsored a 300-mile race at the new facilities at Roosevelt Raceway.
In recognition of William Kissam Vanderbilt's place in automotive racing history, a copy of the original cup was created as the trophy for the CART U.S. 500 race.
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 William Kissam Vanderbilt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The second son of William Henry Vanderbilt from whom he inherited $60 million was for a time active in the of the family railroads though not much 1903.
and Harold Stirling Vanderbilt (1884-1970) were the to be active in the railroads the losing a proxy battle for the New York Central Railroad in the 1950s.
His remains were brought and interred in the Vanderbilt family vault the Moravian Cemetery at New Dorp on Staten Island New York.
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 Cornelius Vanderbilt
New Brunswick, N.J., succeeded Cornelius Vanderbilt as president of the New York Central RR and augmented the family fortune.
Staten Island, N.Y., was a son of William H. Vanderbilt.
Vanderbilt University - Vanderbilt University, at Nashville, Tenn.; coeducational; chartered 1872 as Central Univ. of...
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 William Henry Vanderbilt - TheBestLinks.com - December 8, May 8, United States, 1896, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
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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 New England 19 Newport
William Waldorf Astor, who lived next door, at "Beaulieu." (This mansion was built 1856-1859 and is now separated from Beechwood by Marble House, built in 1892).
William H.'s son, William Kissam, and his red-headed daughter-in-law from Mobile, Alabama, the infamous Alva Smith, were determined to break into Society, despite Mrs.
The owner was Cornelius Vanderbilt II, grandson of the Commodore and brother of William Kissam Vanderbilt, owner of Marble House.
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 William Kissam Vanderbilt - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
William Kissam Vanderbilt (December 12 1849 – July 22 1920) was a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family.
Not long after this the Vanderbilts divorced, William K. later marrying Anne Harriman Rutherford Sands and Alva marrying Oliver Hazzard Perry Belmont.
A monograph of the William K. Vanderbilt house,: Richard Morris Hunt, architect,
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 William Kissam Vanderbilt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The second son of William Henry Vanderbilt, fromwhom 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, Jr.
Born in 1853 to a slave-owning Alabama family, she was the mother of his children and was instrumental in forcing theirdaughter Consuelo (1877-1964) to marry the 9th Duke of Marlborough in 1895.
His remainswere brought home and interred in the Vanderbilt family vault in the Moravian Cemetery at New Dorp on Staten Island, NewYork.
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 Vanderbilt houses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
From the late 1870s to the 1920s Vanderbilt clan employed America's best Beaux-Arts architects and decorators to build an string of New York townhouses and East palaces in the United States.
William Kissam Vanderbilt I (1849-1920) 'Idle Hour' Long Island New York; built 1878-1879; Richard Hunt (destroyed by fire 1899) 660 Fifth New York demolished 1926.
If you have toured a Vanderbilt house in Newport RI, Hyde Park NY, Northport NY, Florham NJ, or in New York City (Yes, one of the original Vanderbilt homes is a store on 5th Avenue and 52rd Street) and have had your interested piqued, then this is a excel...
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 Harold Stirling Vanderbilt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, born July 6, 1884 - died July 4, 1970, was a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family who was a railroad executive, a champion yachtsman and a champion bridge player.
Born in Oakdale, New York, the third child and second son of William Kissam Vanderbilt and Alva Erskine Smith, to family and friends he was known by the nickname "Mike." He was a brother to William Kissam Vanderbilt II and Consuelo Vanderbilt.
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 William Henry Vanderbilt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
William Henry Vanderbilt inherited nearly $100 million his father Cornelius Vanderbilt and had increased it to about million at his death less than nine later.
He had worked with his father and his death actively expanded the family's railroad In 1883 his elder sons assumed key It was in his time that the women demanded recognition from the older but moneyed leaders of New York City society on the Astor family whom the Vanderbilts had by then outstripped in wealth.
William Henry Vanderbilt is perhaps most remembered snapping "the public be damned" at an context an irritated reaction to the other's that the New York Central Railroad system which Vanderbilt controlled ought to operated as if it were a public
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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, Cornelius on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
In Central America he came to be a violent opponent of the military adventurer William Walker.
The fourth son of William H. Vanderbilt was George Washington Vanderbilt, 1862-1914, b.
Living with loss: a horrified witness to her son's tragic suicide, Gloria Vanderbilt comes to terms with his death.
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 William Kissam Vanderbilt's Marble House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Vanderbilt jr and Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, having given his daughter Consuelo the amount of $ 15 million a little earlier.
Vanderbilt (1877-1964) was the main actor in a society drama which epitomized the spirit of the Gilded Age
Although the Vanderbilts were among the very richest people in the world, they were excluded from the "Four Hundred," the cream of New York society, by the arbiters of such matters, Mrs.
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 Old Railroad Bond signed by William K. Vanderbilt - 1885
Grandson of Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt, the shipping and railroad tycoon whose acquisitions created the family fortune, William Kissam Vanderbilt inherited his position as a railroad executive but forged his own reputation as a leading yachtsman and a breeder of champion racehorses, traditions that would long remain a part of the Vanderbilt legacy.
His Father was William Henry Vanderbilt Born in 1821, the Commodore’s eldest son.
While his father had lived modestly, William Vanderbilt began the tradition of interest in architecture and the fine arts.
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