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William Cornelius Van Horne

William Cornelius Van Horne Biography

Entrepreneur


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.

FAMILY LIFE
He grew up in rural Illinois with his family.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He and Edward Harriman were both influential railroad company executives.
TRIVIA
He was one of the first to acquire French Impressionist artwork in Canada.

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