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.
Bio by: Bill McKern
Mary Elizabeth Taylor Fairbanks
1824–1901 (m. 1849)