|Frederic Adrian Delano|
Portrait of Frederic Adrian Delano
|President of Monon Railroad|
|Harry R. Kurrie|
September 10, 1863|
New York City, New York, US
March 28, 1953 (aged 89)|
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Sara Ann Delano (sister)|
Franklin D. Roosevelt (nephew)
Warren Delano Jr.|
Catherine Robbins Lyman
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
Delano was born in Manhattan, New York. He was a member of the Delano family as a son of Warren Delano Jr. and Catherine Robbins Lyman, brother of Sara Ann Delano, and uncle of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
He graduated from Harvard University in 1885.
After his graduation from Harvard, Delano was employed by the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad in various capacities, rising from the position of civil engineer to be general manager at Chicago. For a time he was consulting engineer to the United States War Department in respect to the railroads of the Philippine Islands. In 1905, he became president of the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad, of the Wabash Pittsburgh Terminal Railway, and of the Wabash Railroad. Delano was appointed one of the receivers for the Wabash in 1911, and in 1913, he was elected president of the Monon Railroad (succeeding Fairfax Harrison). He was vice president of the American Unitarian Association in 1907.
His addresses were published under the titles Questions of the Hour (1911) and Are Our Railroads Fairly Treated? (1913). He was also the chairman of the influential National Capital Park and Planning Commission and helped approve and oversee the building of the Pentagon.
His philanthropic work through the Commercial Club of Chicago, which has been said to have strongly impacted his nephew's presidential policies. Delano was Chairman of the Committee on the Regional Plan for New York and Its Environs, which released the regional plan for New York on May 27, 1929. He was also a prime organizer of the Regional Plan for New York and Its Environs, published in 1928.
He was also a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago which affected the development of Chicago in the 19th and 20th centuries. Delano was the first vice-chairman of the Federal Reserve and the National Resources Planning Board.
In 1888, Frederic was married to Matilda Anne Peasley (1867-1953). Together, they were the parents of five children, all daughters, including:
| President of Monon Railroad
1913 – 1914
Harry R. Kurrie
| Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve
August 10, 1914 – August 9, 1916
Paul M. Warburg
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