Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt

About Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt

Who is it?: Millionaire, Equestrian
Birth Day: January 14, 1880
Birth Place: Staten Island, New York City, New York, United States, United States
Died On: September 4, 1925(1925-09-04) (aged 45)\nPortsmouth, Rhode Island, U.S.
Birth Sign: Aquarius
Cause of death: Cirrhosis due to alcoholism
Residence: 12 East 77th Street Sandy Point Farm
Education: Yale University
Occupation: Equestrian
Spouse(s): Cathleen Neilson (m. 1903; div. 1920) Gloria Morgan (m. 1923; his death 1925)
Children: Cathleen Vanderbilt Gloria Vanderbilt
Parent(s): Cornelius Vanderbilt II Alice Claypoole Gwynne
Family: Vanderbilt

Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt Net Worth

Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt was bornon January 14, 1880 in Staten Island, New York City, New York, United States, United States, is Millionaire, Equestrian. Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt was an American millionaire and one of the leading equestrians of the country. He was a fourth generation member of the Vanderbilt family, also known as the American Royalty for their multimillion dollar railroad business started by his great grandfather Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt. Reginald himself was a renowned horseman and founded a number of equestrian organizations. He was the president of the National Horseshow association of America and the American Hackney Horse Society. During his lifetime, he had been known for his luxurious lifestyle, and in the decades following his death, he came to be known as the father of famous fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt. He is the maternal grandfather of Anderson Hays Cooper, a CNN television news anchor and the most famous descendant of the Vanderbilt family in the current times.
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Biography/Timeline

1821

Reginald was a grandson of william Henry Vanderbilt (1821–1885), and great-grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794–1877).

1873

He attended Yale University, but did not graduate. His eldest brother, Cornelius Vanderbilt III (1873–1942), married Grace Wilson against his parents' wishes and was disinherited. Another elder brother, Alfred, inherited the bulk of the family fortune, though Reginald and several sisters also received some inheritance.

1880

Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt was born on January 15, 1880, on Staten Island, New York. He was the youngest son of Cornelius Vanderbilt II (1843–1899) and Alice Claypoole Gwynne (1845–1934). Among his siblings was Gertrude Vanderbilt (1875–1942), who married Harry Payne Whitney, Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt (1877–1915), and Gladys Moore Vanderbilt (1886–1965), who married Count László Széchenyi.

1903

In 1903, Reginald married Cathleen Neilson (1885–1927) at Parker Cottage in Newport, Rhode Island. She was the niece of Frederick Gebhard (c. 1860–1910), and the great-granddaughter of Thomas E. Davis, a prominent New York real estate developer. Before their divorce in 1920, the couple had one daughter:

1923

Through his eldest daughter, Vanderbilt was the grandfather of Henry Cooke Cushing IV (1923–2000), who was married to Georgia Walters "Georgette Windsor" (b. 1924), Ruth Swift Dunbar (1932–2010), Rosalba Neri (b. 1939), and Laura Alvarez.

1925

He died from cirrhosis due to alcoholism on September 4, 1925, at his country home, Sandy Point Farm, in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. In his will, he left the vast majority of his estate to his daughters with a residue to his widow, which was not to exceed $1,125,000 and his New York townhouse, located at 12 East 77th Street, and Sandy Point farm.

1950

Through his daughter Gloria, Reginald is the maternal grandfather of Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski (b. 1950), who married Ivy Strick and Emily Goldstein (b 1964), Christopher Stokowski (b. 1952), Carter Vanderbilt Cooper (1965–1988), and Anderson Hays Cooper (b. 1967), the television news anchor.