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Financier

Oliver Degray Vanderbilt, American former financier. Decorated Croix de Guerre (France); Bronze Star (United States). Major Army of the United States, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations, North African Theatre of Operations. Member Commonwealth Club, Jupiter Island Club, Ivy Club, Nassau Club, Seminole Club, Maidstone Club.

Background

Vanderbilt, Oliver Degray was born on October 25, 1914 in New York City. Son of Oliver Degray Junior and Madelon (Weir) Vanderbilt.

Education

AB, Princeton University, 1937.

Career

With, Tennessee Coal Iron & Railroad Company, Birmingham, Alabama, 1939-1940;vice president, Weir Kilby Corporation, Cincinnati, 1940-1949;executive vice president, Taylor Wharton Iron & Steel Company, Cincinnati, 1949;president, Taylor Wharton Iron & Steel Company, 1950-1954;vice president, Harrisburg Steel Corporation, 1954;president, Twisco Corporation, 1954-1955;vice-president, director, Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Corporation, 1955-1956;executive vice president, director, Blair & Company Inc., Philadelphia, 1957-1962;chairman, Blair & Company Inc., 1963-1970;founder, president, Vanderbilt Corporation, Philadelphia, 1963-1968;founder, president, Capitol Management Corporation, since 1968;founder, president, Innovest Group Inc., since 1970. President, chief Executive officer Ecolaire Inc., 1971-1974. Founder, president Dorsey Corporation, 1959, Standard Computers Inc., 1965, Systems Capital Corporation, 1967, Marina City Corporation, 1968.

Founder, Chairman of the Board Tierra Corporation, SanFrancisco, since 1977, Vanderbilt Energy Corporation, New York City, since 1978. Founder, chairman Seaborad Savings Bank, Stuart, Florida, 1983-1997.

Membership

Major Army of the United States, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations, North African Theatre of Operations. Member Commonwealth Club, Jupiter Island Club, Ivy Club, Nassau Club, Seminole Club, Maidstone Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: golf.

Connections

Married Frances Philips, November 11, 1939. Children: Oliver Degray IV, Madelon V. Peck.

father:
Oliver Degray Vanderbilt Junior

mother:
Madelon (Weir) Vanderbilt

spouse:
Frances Philips

child:
Oliver Degray IV Vanderbilt

child:
Madelon V. Peck Vanderbilt