Collis Potter Huntington

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United States railroad executive who built the western section of the first United States transcontinental railroad (1821-1900)

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Individuals like Asa Whitney, James Hill, Leland Stanford, Charles Crocker, Collis Huntington, Theodore Judah, and Mark Hopkins used a mixture of promises, fantasies, and promotions to help overcome contested claims and controversies in turning their railroad dreams into realities.
Central Pacific's Collis Huntington and Union Pacific's Thomas Durant, both frustrated and exemplifying the unscrupulous business ethics of the times, visited Washington with enough cash to get congressmen to listen.
Henry Marquand gave the first Vermeer, the Young Woman with a Water Pitcher, Collis Huntington (in 1900) the second, Woman with a Lute, Altman the third, A Maid Asleep, Friedsam the fourth, the Allegory of the Catholic Faith, and the Wrightsmans (in 1979) the fifth, Study of a Young Woman.