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 Horace Fairbanks

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Horace Fairbanks

  • Birth 21 Mar 1820 Barnet, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
  • Death 17 Mar 1888 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
  • Memorial ID 13092391

Vermont Governor. The son of Vermont Governor Ersatus Fairbanks, he succeeded his father as President of E & T Fairbanks & Company, the maker of the Fairbanks platform scale and Vermont's largest employer. Horace Fairbanks was also active in other businesses, serving as President of the First National Bank of St. Johnsbury the St. Johnsbury and Lake Champlain Railroad. After serving in the Vermont Senate he was elected Governor as a Republican, serving from 1876 to 1878. His brother Franklin was Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives, and their philanthropic activities in St. Johnsbury and throughout Vermont led to creation of the Fairbanks Museum and the endowment of numerous libraries and other institutions.

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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 22 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13092391
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Horace Fairbanks (21 Mar 1820–17 Mar 1888), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13092391, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .