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William Cornelius Van Horne

Businessman and railroad pioneer who also greatly expanded the Canadian railway program. He done the railroads for Michigan Central Railway and Chicago and Alton Railway. He was appointed the Canadian Pacific Railway’s general supervisor in 1882. He was among the first to obtain French Impressionist artwork in Canada. He was raised in rural Illinois along with his family members. He and Edward Harriman had been both important railroad company professionals.

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