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 James Graham Fair

James Graham Fair

Birth
Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Death 28 Dec 1894 (aged 63)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot Section H, Fair Mausoleum, row 1, area 1, plot 1/2, grave OGV
Memorial ID 7861239 · View Source
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US Senator and Businessman. Immigrated to the United States in 1843, settled in Illinois and received a thorough business education. Moved to California in 1849 and engaged in gold mining until 1860, when he moved to Virginia City, Nevada. There he went into partnership with associates in a lucrative gold and silver mining company. They also had a real estate business in San Francisco with investments in various manufactures on the Pacific coast. He was elected as a Nevada State Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1881 to March 3, 1887. After a unsuccessful reelection in 1886, he resumed his business interests in San Francisco where he remained till his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 11 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7861239
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Graham Fair (3 Dec 1831–28 Dec 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7861239, citing Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .