George Howard Earle, Jr

George Howard Earle, Jr

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 19 Feb 1928 (aged 71)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Lot 595
Memorial ID 39641987 · View Source
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Lawyer. Banker. Graduating from Harvard in 1878, he would later study law, He practiced law for twelve years, but found himself drawn to finances. He was appointed receiver of the Chestnut Street National Bank of Philadelphia in 1898. He remained a major figure in banking matters in Pennsylvania. Later He was an investor in the Stanley Company which built a seven story office building with a theater which was named after George H. Earle, Jr. The Earle theater was home to live performances by such stars as Josephine Baker, Eddie Cantor, and Frank Sinatra. Later it became home to the big bands. It was also used as a movie theater. He was also involved in the cultural and political life of Pennsylvania. He he served on the manufacture, education, and arts committees representing Pennsylvania at the St, Louis World's Fair in 1904. He was the Republican candidate for Mayor of Philadelphia in 1911. In 1917 he leased a patrol boat, the USS Victor, to the US Navy.



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  • Created by: rjschatz
  • Added: 19 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39641987
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Howard Earle, Jr (6 Jul 1856–19 Feb 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39641987, citing Church of the Redeemer Cemetery, Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by rjschatz (contributor 46560566) .