Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM American National Biography Online. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in American National Biography Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Pell, Claiborne deBordalocked

(22 Nov. 1918–1 Jan. 2009)
  • G. Wayne Miller


Pell, Claiborne deBorda (22 Nov. 1918–1 Jan. 2009), Rhode Island Senator, was born in New York City into a world of genteel luxury. His father, Herbert Claiborne Pell, Jr., was the leading son of a family whose scion had received a royal charter of land in Pelham Manor, New York, from King George III; his mother, Matilda Bigelow Pell, was the daughter of a wealthy lumber business owner. An only child whose parents later divorced, he divided his childhood between New York City; London, where he attended school for two years while living with his mother; Hopewell Junction, New York, where his father owned an estate; and Newport, Rhode Island, where his father owned a mansion on Bellevue Avenue, favored boulevard for Astors and Vanderbilts during the Gilded Age....

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription