Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt
Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt (1880 – September 4, 1925) was an American millionaire equestrian and the father of fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt. He was the founder and president of many equestrian organizations.
Life and career
He was the youngest son of Cornelius Vanderbilt II and Alice Claypoole Gwynne. Reginald was a grandson of William Henry Vanderbilt, and great-grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt. He attended Yale University, but did not graduate. In 1903 he married Cathleen Neilson. The couple had a daughter, Cathleen Vanderbilt, and were divorced in 1920. Reginald remarried on March 6, 1923 to Gloria Morgan with whom he had a second daughter, fashion designer Gloria Laura Vanderbilt. He died unexpectedly on September 4, 1925 at Sandy Point Farm in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
|Ancestors of Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt|
- "Reginald Vanderbilt Dies Suddenly Today". The Meridien Daily Journal. 4 September 1925. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
- "Sport:Reginald Vanderbilt". Time. 14 September 1925. Retrieved 18 March 2011.
- "Arrival in Boston: Mr. and Mr. Vanderbilt Avoid the Curious by Leaving Their Train at Roxbury Crossing". New York Times. April 15, 1903. Retrieved 2010-11-06. (PDF)
- "Reginald C. Vanderbilt and Gloria Morgan To Wed Tomorrow". Providence News. 5 March 1923. Retrieved 15 March 2011.