Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt
|Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt|
Vanderbilt at the Plainfield Riding and Driving Club in 1911
January 14, 1880|
Staten Island, New York, U.S.
|Died||September 4, 1925
Portsmouth, Rhode Island, U.S.
|Cause of death||Cirrhosis due to alcoholism|
|Residence||Sandy Point Farm|
|Education||Yale University (did not graduate)|
(m. 1903; div. 1920)
(m. 1923; his death 1925)
|Parent(s)||Cornelius Vanderbilt II
Alice Claypoole Gwynne
Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt (January 14, 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.
Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt was born on January 15, 1880, on Staten Island, New York. 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. His eldest brother, Cornelius Vanderbilt III, 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.
He remarried on March 6, 1923, to Gloria Morgan, with whom he had a second daughter, fashion designer Gloria Laura Vanderbilt. Reginald is the maternal grandfather of CNN television news anchor Anderson Hays Cooper and his late brother, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, through daughter Gloria.
- "Reginald Vanderbilt Dies Suddenly Today". The Meridien Daily Journal. 4 September 1925. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
- "Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt Elude the Curious by Leaving Their Train at Roxbury Crossing". The 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.
- "Vanderbilt Dead After Hemorrhage Last Night". The Evening Independent. 4 September 1925. Retrieved 21 August 2014.