From the April, 1860 edition of the American Phrenological Journal.
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 18th district
|Preceded by||Clark B. Cochrane|
|Succeeded by||James M. Marvin|
|Born||November 11, 1811|
Galway, New York, United States
|Died||June 5, 1891 (aged 79)|
Macon, Georgia, United States
|Resting place||Riverside Cemetery, Macon, Georgia, United States|
In the early 1850s Vibbard was one of the businessmen who consolidated several small New York railroads into the New York Central Railroad. From 1853 to 1865 he was the New York Central's General Superintendent.
Election to Congress and Civil War activities
Post Civil War
Following the war Vibbard continued his business career. He was an organizer of the Family Fund Insurance Company in 1864, and served as its President until 1886. He was also an owner of Foote, Vibbard & Co., a venture formed to provide supplies and equipment to railroads.
In 1865 he moved to New York City and became active in constructing and operating steamships lines and elevated railroads. He was a part-owner of the record-breaking Hudson River steamboat Chauncey Vibbard, which was named for him.
- Thomas William Herringshaw, Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography, 1914, page 551
- D. Appleton and Company, Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events, Volume 16, 1892, pages 659-660
- Albany Academy, Celebration of the Semi-centennial Anniversary of the Albany Academy, 1863, page 43
- Donald C. Ringwald, Hudson River Day Line: The Story of a Great American Steamboat Company, 1990, page 22
- Engineering Journal magazine, Obituary, Chauncey Vibbard, Volume LXV, Number 7 (July, 1891), page 332
- Larry Hart, Schenectady Gazette, Famed Railroader Chauncey Vibbard Got Start in Schenectady, May 1, 1995
- Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865, 1880, page 113
- John T. Hubbell, James W. Geary, Jon L. Wakelyn, Biographical Dictionary of the Union: Northern Leaders of the Civil War, 1995, page 557
- Our Society Journal, The Hon. William Barnes Chosen as President of the Family Fund Society, Oct./Nov. 1886, page 12
- American Railroad Journal, Advertisement, Foote, Vibbard & Co., Volume 38, October 7, 1865, page 1019
- Kenneth J. Blume, Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Maritime Industry, 2011, page 228
- Engineering News, Obituary, Chauncey Vibbard, June 13, 1891, page 561
- Railway World, Macon and Brunswick, January 31, 1880, page 106
- New York Times, Chauncey Vibbard Dead, June 6, 1891
- Atlanta Constitution, Funeral of Chauncey Vibbard: The Ex-Congressman Is Laid to Rest in Macon Yesterday, June 8, 1891
- The Mohawk Club, History, retrieved November 26, 2013
- Michael DeMasi, Schenectady Gazette, Mohawk Club's Room No. 33 May Host Ghost, October 30, 2000
- United States Congress. "Chauncey Vibbard (id: V000094)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2009-04-01
- Chauncey Vibbard at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
Clark B. Cochrane
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 18th congressional district
James M. Marvin
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