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Cornelius Vanderbilt II

Born: Nov 27, 1843

Death: Sep 12, 1899

Nationality: United States

Cornelius Vanderbilt II

Date of Birth : Nov 27, 1843
Date of Death : Sep 12, 1899

Cornelius Vanderbilt II was an American socialite, heir, businessman, and a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family. He was the favorite grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, who left him $5 million, and the eldest son of William Henry "Billy" Vanderbilt and Maria Louisa Kissam. In his turn he succeeded them as head of the New York Central and related railroad lines in 1885.

Parents


  • William Henry Vanderbilt

Spouse


  • Alice Claypoole Gwynne

Children


  • Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
  • Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt I
  • Cornelius Vanderbilt III
  • Gladys Vanderbilt Széchenyi
  • Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt
  • William Henry Vanderbilt II
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