Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Man Behind The Vanderbilt's

Senator Chauncey Mitchell Depew ~ As he appeared on his
eighty-sixth birthday. Circa 1920. Photo: Courtesy of the Robert
Bruce collection.

Senator, orator, father, husband ~ known most famously as the Vanderbilt family's personal lawyer and manager; having been brought in himself by the "Commodore". For the remainder of his life, he would become a prized family friend and confidant; being turned to on numerous family issues and crises. In 1899 he embarked on a twelve-year adventure in the U.S. Senate; becoming a United States Senator from New York (R-NY). 

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