Endowed Chair, Vanderbilt University
Born Gloria Laura Morgan Vanderbilt, she was the daughter of Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt, a grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt
, one of the men who built America during the gilded age and, at one time, the wealthiest man.
Vanderbilt, known as the "poor little rich girl", was the great-great-granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt
, a 19th Century tycoon.
, born in 1794, established a ferry service when he was 16, which he built into a nationwide steamboat business.
At the age of 12, lured west by stories of gold strikes in California, he and a classmate, Cornelius Vanderbilt
, the grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt
, ran away from a New Jersey preparatory school to seek their fortune.
Morgan, Andrew Carnegie and Cornelius Vanderbilt
,among others, who played in building the economy of the world's most powerful country.
Morgan, Andrew Carnegie or Cornelius Vanderbilt
were corporate bosses, not innovators like Jeff Bezos, Sergey Brin, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.
Caption: New York National Guard Colonel Cornelius Vanderbilt
, the commander of the 22nd Engineers leads his men during the parade of the 27th Division on August 30, 1917 in New York City.
Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt
chair in pediatrics at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
In 1869, Cornelius Vanderbilt
employed him to design the first Grand Central Depot, which was intended to serve as the main passenger terminal for New York City.
It was not until rival Cornelius Vanderbilt
forced the issue in the courts, by illegally operating a steamboat of his own between New York and New Jersey, that the Supreme Court finally struck down Fulton's monopoly.
The 70 room "cottage" was built by industrialist Cornelius Vanderbilt
II in 1893