Alfred I
American businessman
Alfred I
Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt I was an extremely wealthy sportsman and a member of the famous Vanderbilt family of philanthropists. He died on the RMS Lusitania.
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Bravo helps T&T prep for Champions league - Trinidad Guardian
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A Team: W Perkins (wk), J Guillen, E Lewis, S Goolcharan, Dwayne Bravo (C), Aneil Kanhai, Navin Stewart, J Alfred, I Khan, Y Cariah, A Allert, J Ramdhanie, K Ottley. Senior Team: L Simmons, A Barath, J Mohammed, D Ganga (C), D Ramdin (wk), S Ganga,
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CBS's Fager To Deliver RTDNA-SPJ Keynote - TV News Check
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Under Fager, 60 Minutes and 60 Minutes II broadcasts garnered 33 Emmys, eight Peabodys, eight Edward R. Murrow Awards, four Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University batons, three Sigma Delta Chi Awards and three Investigative Reporting and Editing Awards
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WTHR Sets Itself Apart With Serious News - TV News Check
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The NBC affiliate, owned by the two-station Dispatch Broadcast Group, captured top broadcast journalism awards this year from RTDNA, Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University and the University of Georgia (Peabody). Most important, perhaps, WTHR won the
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“Let's get out there and scratch that surface!” - Patheos
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... day of the star's death; and the seminal documentary “48 Hours on Crack Street,” the two-hour look at the life of crack cocaine addicts during the drug epidemic of the mid-Eighties, for which he won an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University award
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Reporting tips from Wolf Blitzer - CNN International
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Blitzer is an Emmy award-winning anchor for CNN and is also a recipient of the Peabody award for his Hurricane Katrina coverage, the Alfred I. duPont Award for his coverage of the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia and an Edward R. Murrow Award for
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Kids Urged to Take Steps to Avoid Spreading Illness at School - U.S. News & World Report
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According to the experts from the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., strep throat is just one of several common childhood illnesses that could spread easily if parents and children do not take the proper precautions
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My haven: Motor-racing legend Stirling Moss, 81, takes us on a spin around his ... - Daily Mail
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This beautiful wooden sculpture of lions attacking an elephant belonged to my father, Alfred. I always admired it and it reminds me of him. We were very close. He was a dentist, but loved racing cars and was a big influence on me
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Fidelty Investments Transformation Day continues commitment at Jacksonville school - Florida Times-Union
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The daylong makeover at Alfred I. duPont Middle School is part of Fidelity Investments' nationwide outreach to help students in cities across the country in which Fidelity offices are located achieve educational success. The privately held company that
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True to its obligation, UD has made state a better place - The News Journal
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And the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance with the University of Delaware, Thomas Jefferson University, Christiana Care Health System and Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children/Nemours is catalyzing breakthrough biomedical research and biotech
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SEC's investigation of St. Joe Co. now 'formal' - MiamiHerald.com
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The company's roots date to the 1920s when Alfred I. duPont, black sheep of the Delaware chemical family, and his brother-in-law Ed Ball bought up Panhandle land. A new chemical process had made it feasible to use low-grade southern slash pine to make
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New ambulances just for children - Delmarva Now
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GABRIELLE HILK/THE NEWS JOURNAL WILMINGTON (AP) -- During the past 18 years, many pediatric patients in the emergency and critical care units of local hospitals have been transported to Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children by ambulance
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Skanska Chosen to Complete Hospital Extension Project in Wilmington, Delaware - AZoBuild
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Skanska declared that it has received an order to complete the development of the Wilmington, Delaware located Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. The value of the contract is estimated to be around $215 million
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Horseshoe Pitchers Gather For First Thrasher Tourney - Benton County Enterprise
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... MO, fourth place, 157 points, 108 ringers; Harold Hoffmeister, Laurie, MO, fifth place, 154 points, 101 ringers; Alfred I. Mundy, Sheldon, MO, sixth place, 133 points, 95 ringers; Al Constance, Warsaw, seventh place, 154 points, 76 ringers
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Skanska Gets $215 Million Hospital Expansion Contract In Delaware - NASDAQ
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STOCKHOLM -(Dow Jones)- Swedish construction company Skanska AB (SKA-B.SK) said Thursday it has secured a $215 million contract to construct the expansion of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, US -Contract will ... - -
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New ambulances are just for kids - The News Journal
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Children from a local school check out the interior of one of the three new, custom-designed transport ambulances at Alfred I. duPont Hospital. / THE NEWS JOURNAL/GABRIELLE HILK Transport nurse Mike Eckenrode (right) explains the ambulance's features
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Alfredo I. Lapidario Jr. and Tuwid na Daan - Journal Online
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In a world where and at a time when “everyone is so untrue,” as Billy Joel once sang, Alfred I. Lapidario Jr. and a few – and still dwindling – good men like him are reassuring examples that this poor excuse for a nation thankfully still has hope after
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For du Ponts, feuds nothing new - The News Journal
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It began auspiciously when three cousins -- Alfred I. du Pont, Pierre S. du Pont and T. Coleman du Pont -- financed a deal in 1902 to buy the company from the previous generation of du Ponts. The purchase kept the 100-year-old gunpowder and dynamite
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Living Life 'Sinny-Sized': Houston Twin Tweens Only Known Pair in Which One Is ... - ABC News
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"Primordial dwarfism is really an umbrella or class of disorders," Dr. Michael Bober, a leading researcher on primordial dwarfism at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware, told "20/20." He said it is not a precise diagnosis
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt I
    THIRTIES
  • 1915
    Age 37
    On May 1, 1915, Alfred Vanderbilt boarded the bound for Liverpool, as a first class passenger.
    More Details Hide Details It was a business trip, and he traveled with only his valet, leaving his family at home in New York. On May 7, off the coast of County Cork, Ireland, German U-boat, torpedoed the ship, triggering a secondary explosion that sank the giant ocean liner within 18 minutes. Vanderbilt and his valet, Ronald Denyer, helped others into lifeboats, and then Vanderbilt gave his lifejacket to save a female passenger. Vanderbilt had promised the young mother of a small baby that he would locate an extra lifevest for her. Failing to do so, he offered her his own life vest, which he proceeded to even tie on to her himself, since she was holding her infant child in her arms at the time. Many consider his actions especially brave and gallant, since he could not swim, he knew there were no other lifevests or lifeboats available, and yet he gave away his only chance to survive to the young mother and child.
    He also enjoyed fox hunting, and in the spring of 1915, he took a fateful trip via the RMS Lusitania, headed for England to purchase hunting dogs and horses.
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  • 1911
    Age 33
    Vanderbilt spent considerable time in London after the divorce and remarried there on December 17, 1911 to the wealthy American divorcée Margaret Emerson (1884–1960). She was the daughter of Captain Isaac Edward Emerson (1859–1931) and Emily Askew, and was heiress to the Bromo-Seltzer fortune. Margaret had been married from 1902-1910 to Dr. Smith Hollins McKim, a wealthy physician of Baltimore, Maryland.
    More Details Hide Details Alfred and Margaret had two children: Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, Jr. (1912–1999), businessman and racehorse breeder, and George Washington Vanderbilt III (1914–1961), yachtsman and a scientific explorer. After Alfred's death, Margaret remarried twice. On June 12, 1918 in Lenox, Massachusetts, she married politician Raymond T. Baker (1875–1935), with whom she had a daughter, Gloria Baker (1920–1975) (Mrs. Henry J. Topping, Jr.). Emerson and Baker were divorced in October, 1928. On November 5, 1928, Margaret was wed in Manhattan to Charles Minot Amory of Boston, Massachusetts, who had been formerly married to Gladys Munn. There were no children from this marriage. In newspaper articles and reports concerning America's "Old Money", Margaret was considered to have been "the most married woman of her time." Margaret died on January 2, 1960, at the age of 75.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1901
    Age 23
    In 1901, he bought Sagamore Camp, on Sagamore Lake in the Adirondacks, from William West Durant.
    More Details Hide Details He expanded and improved the property to include flush toilets, a sewer system, and hot and cold running water. He later added a hydroelectric plant and an outdoor bowling alley with an ingenious system for retrieving the balls. Other amenities included a tennis court, a croquet lawn, a 100,000 gallon reservoir, and a working farm.
    On January 11, 1901 Alfred Vanderbilt married Ellen "Elsie" French, in Newport, Rhode Island. Later that same year, on November 24, Elsie gave birth to their only child, William Henry Vanderbilt III (1901–1981), later governor of Rhode Island. A scandal erupted in April 1908 after Elsie filed for divorce, alleging adultery with Agnes O'Brien Ruíz, the wife of the Cuban attaché in Washington, D. C.. The publicity ultimately led Agnes Ruíz to commit suicide in 1909.
    More Details Hide Details Both Alfred and Elsie would remarry. She died in Newport on February 27, 1948.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1892
    Age 14
    His eldest brother, William, had died in 1892 at age 22, and their father had disinherited Alfred's second oldest brother Neily due to his marriage to Grace Wilson, a young debutante of whom the elder Vanderbilts strongly disapproved for a variety of reasons.
    More Details Hide Details Alfred received the largest share of his father's estate, though it was also divided among his sisters and younger brother, Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt. Soon after his return to New York, Vanderbilt began working as a clerk in the offices of the New York Central Railroad, as preparation for entering into the councils of the company as one of its principal owners. Subsequently, he was chosen a director in other companies as well, among them the Fulton Chain Railway Company, Fulton Navigation Company, Raquette Lake Railway Company, Raquette Lake Transportation Company, and the Plaza Bank of New York. Vanderbilt was a good judge of real estate values and projected several important enterprises. On the site of the former residence of the Vanderbilt family, and including, also, several adjacent plots, he built the Vanderbilt Hotel at Park Avenue and 34th Street, New York, which he made his city home.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1877
    Born
    Born on October 20, 1877.
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