Commodore Vanderbilt


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Noun1.Commodore Vanderbilt - United States financier who accumulated great wealth from railroad and shipping businesses (1794-1877)Commodore Vanderbilt - United States financier who accumulated great wealth from railroad and shipping businesses (1794-1877)
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Young, a model train enthusiast for decades, offered more than 230 pieces at Julien's Auctions in Los Angeles from his collection of Lionel trains, including a custom-painted Commodore Vanderbilt 4-6-4 locomotive that sold for $10,000.
Shonts acted in fact more like old-time labour baiters Commodore Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, and Henry Clay Frick than as a model public relations-conscious capitalist.
Now the TSA's endlessly repeated dictates--"Remember, three-one-one"--have to compete with the simpering platitudes of an androgynous ex-model whose family tree is a reminder of how quickly our country went to hell: a robber-baron war profiteer (Commodore Vanderbilt), an incompetent war criminal (lames Judson Kilpatrick), and a blue-jean designing floozy (mother Gloria Vanderbilt).