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Harold Stirling Vanderbilt
Birth: Jul. 6, 1884
Death: Jul. 4, 1970

Businessman, Yachtsman. Vanderbilt was a director of the New York Central Railroad from 1913 and was a driving force behind the rail network until he was defeated for the control of the company in 1954. In 1925 Vanderbilt invented the game of contract bridge, which was later replaced by auction bridge. In the 1930s Vanderbilt successfully defended the America's Cup in international yachting competition with the "Enterprise" (1930), the "Rainbow" (1934) and the "Ranger" in 1937. In 1928 the Harold S. Vanderbilt Cup was created in his honor and awarded in future bridge game tournaments. His team won the cup in 1932. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Kissam Vanderbilt (1849 - 1920)
  Alva Smith Belmont (1853 - 1933)
 
 Spouse:
  Gertrude Vanderbilt (1901 - 1978)*
 
 Siblings:
  Consuelo Vanderbilt (1877 - 1964)*
  William Kissam Vanderbilt (1878 - 1944)*
  Harold Stirling Vanderbilt (1884 - 1970)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Marys Episcopal Churchyard
Portsmouth
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 03, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6819041
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt
Added by: Robert Bruce
 
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt
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Harold Stirling Vanderbilt
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At this Anniversary of his Birth, remembering Harold 'Mike' Vanderbilt ~ depicted as the victorious skipper on his racing yacht, "Rainbow", overtaking the British contender, "Endeavour"; thus defending the 'America's Cup' for the New York Yacht Club at th...(Read more)
- Robert Bruce
 Added: Jul. 7, 2015
Remembering Harold Sterling Vanderbilt on this 45th Anniversary of his passing. Pictured in his favorilte portrait ~ standing alert at the helm of his winning yacht.
- Robert Bruce
 Added: Jul. 4, 2015

- elaine bailey
 Added: Jul. 4, 2015
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