William Cornelius Van Horne

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Birthday
3, 1843
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Sep 11, 1915 (72)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
3, 1843
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Sep 11, 1915 (72)

About

Businessman and railroad pioneer who greatly expanded the Canadian railway system.

Before Fame

He worked on the railroads for Michigan Central Railway and Chicago and Alton Railway. He was appointed the Canadian Pacific Railway's general manager in 1882.

Trivia

He was one of the first to acquire French Impressionist artwork in Canada.

Family Life

He grew up in rural Illinois with his family.

Associated With

He and Edward Harriman were both influential railroad company executives.