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 Harold Stirling Vanderbilt

Harold Stirling Vanderbilt

Birth
Oakdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Death 4 Jul 1970 (aged 85)
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 6819041 · View Source
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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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6819041
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harold Stirling Vanderbilt (6 Jul 1884–4 Jul 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6819041, citing Saint Marys Episcopal Churchyard, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .