century association biographical archive

Earliest Members of the Century Association

View all members

George W. Vanderbilt

Gentleman/Art Collector

Centurion, 1889–1914

Full Name George Washington Vanderbilt

Born 14 November 1862 in Staten Island (New Dorp), New York

Died 6 March 1914 in Washington, District of Columbia

Buried Vanderbilt Family Cemetery and Mausoleum, New Dorp, New York

Proposed by Henry Codman Potter and Brayton Ives

Elected 2 February 1889 at age twenty-six

Archivist’s Note: Brother of Cornelius Vanderbilt II; uncle of Cornelius Vanderbilt III

Century Memorial

George Washington Vanderbilt, of studious tastes and a munificent patron of the fine arts: the Vanderbilt Gallery in the American Fine Arts Society building was his gift. He was the owner of the estate of Biltmore, North Carolina, which his inherited wealth enabled him to assemble and his constructive perseverance enabled him to complete.

Henry Osborn Taylor
1915 Century Association Yearbook