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Harold Stirling Vanderbilt
Birth: Jul. 6, 1884
Oakdale
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 4, 1970
Newport
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA

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 Erskine Stirling Smith Belmont (1853 - 1933)
 
 Spouse:
  Gertrude Lewis Conaway 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
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Harold Stirling Vanderbilt
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Harold Stirling Vanderbilt
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- Janis•E
 Added: Jul. 6, 2017
Remembering Harold Vanderbilt on this Anniversary of his passing. Pictured ~ a view of Marble House, his parents Newport, Rhode Island summer residence.
- R. Bruce
 Added: Jul. 4, 2017

- Bunny
 Added: Jul. 4, 2017
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