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.
Catharine Hansell French Earle
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