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Fairbanks, Erastus, 1792-1864



  • Existence: 1792 - 1864

Erastus Fairbanks (October 28, 1792 – November 20, 1864) was an American manufacturer, Whig politician, a founder of the Republican Party, and the 21st and 26th Governor of Vermont. Fairbanks was born in Brimfield, Massachusetts to Phebe (Paddock) Fairbanks (1760–1853) and Joseph Fairbanks (1763–1846). Ephraim Paddock, the brother of Phebe Paddock, was his uncle. He studied law but abandoned it for mercantile pursuits, and operated a store in Wheelock, Vermont.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

E. Fairbanks letter

Mss 817302
Identifier: Mss 817302
Overview In English.

James Ripley Wheelock certificate

Mss 815671.1
Identifier: Mss 815671.1
Overview In English.