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George Brooke Roberts
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1833
Bala Cynwyd
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 30, 1897
Bala Cynwyd
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA

Railroad President. Born on the Pencoyd Farm in Bala, he was educated at local schools and later went to Rensaelesr Institute. He worked an engineer of the Pennsylvania Railroad and of various other railroads. In 1862, he was hired by John Edgar Thomson as "assistant to the president." He worked as First Vice-President under Thomas Alexander Scott, and finally, at Scott's resignation, became the president of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Roberts's tenure saw the Pennsylvania Railroad's influence reach as far as St. Louis to the west. He also brought the tracks of the railroad to the center of Washington, D.C.

He was originally interred in Section G of Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia before being re-interred here. 
 
Burial:
Saint Asaph Church Cemetery
Bala Cynwyd
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: rjschatz
Record added: Jun 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20056514
George Brooke Roberts
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