Collis Potter Huntington

(redirected from Collis Huntington)
Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Collis Potter Huntington - United States railroad executive who built the western section of the first United States transcontinental railroad (1821-1900)
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Few did more for Spanish art and culture in New York than Archer Huntington, stepson of the railroad magnate Collis Huntington.
The Central Pacific Railroad, owned by four men, Leland Stanford, Collis Huntington, Mark Hopkins and Charles Crocker, made multi-millions for them and huge fortunes for several other men who had the contracts for the many things needed for the building of a railroad.
Leyland Stanford and Collis Huntington used various schemes to line their pockets, such as forming a construction company that they controlled and from which they profited exclusively in building the railroads.