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Frederick William Vanderbilt
The third son of William Henry Vanderbilt, and the last survivor of the four sons, Frederick William was the only one to leave a greater estate than he inherited from his father. He had no children.
He was a director of the New York Central Railroad for 61 years. He lived for a while at 450 Fifth Avenue (at 40th Street) in New York, the home his father had vacated for 640 Fifth Avenue in the early 1880s. His 600 acre (2.4 km²) country home in Hyde Park, New York was called simply Hyde Park, and is now a museum, the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site .
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