Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt II
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Who is Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt II?
Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt II: Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, Jr. was a member of the prominent Vanderbilt family, a son of the first Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, who died a hero in the sinking of the RMS Lusitania. His mother, Margaret Emerson, was one of America's wealthiest women and most sought-after hostesses, operating at least seven large estates around the country. His grandfather, Cornelius Vanderbilt II, had been one of America's most revered businessman; his great-grandfather, William Henry Vanderbilt had been the richest man in the world. "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt started the family fortune in shipping and railroads as the founder of the New York Central Railroad and builder of Grand Central Terminal in New York.
- also known as Alfred Vanderbilt II
- born on (103 years ago) in London, child of Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt I
- nationality: United States of America
- religion: Episcopal Church
- profession: Businessperson
- parent of Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt III
- died on (16 years ago) in Mill Neck
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