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Document Details


Title: William Murray Vanderbilt
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Marin County Free Library. Civic Center Branch. Anne T. Kent California Room
Collection: Carla Ehat Oral History Program for the Anne T. Kent California Room
Description: Born in San Rafael in 1914, William Vanderbilt is a descendent of a family that has lived in Marin County since 1857. He worked for the Del Monte Corporation and served as director of the Marin County Historical Society. His grandfather, William Vanderbilt, a resident of Tomales, was a public servant for 20 years serving in such capacities as assessor, sheriff and judge. William’s father, Major Newel Vanderbilt, was an army commandant and President of the Mount Tamalpais Military Academy until its closure in 1925. Newel was also a famous flower breeder and a founder of the Marin County Historical Society.
URL: http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/lb/main/crm/oralhistories/wmvanderbiltft.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1981 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Vanderbilt, William Murray, 1914-1998
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1914
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Judge; Police officer
Age at speaking: 67
Document date: 30-Apr-1981
Interviewer: Ehat, Carla; Kent, Anne
Locations discussed: California; Marin County, CA; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: California; California--History; Community; Local history; Marin County (Calif.)--History; Marin County, CA; North America; Oral history; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029629-32862