Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938

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Dates:
Birth 1852-07-27
Death 1938-03-04

Biographical notes:

George Foster Peabody, banker and philanthropist, was born in Columbus, Ga. in 1852 and died in Warm Springs, Ga. in 1938. He was the son of George Henry and Elvira Canfield Peabody and husband of Katrina N. Trask.

From the description of Cherokee Indian language letters, 1907. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 259719021

Banker and philanthropist.

From the description of Papers of George Foster Peabody, 1894-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84108651

Biographical Note

  • 1852, July 27: Born, Columbus, Ga.
  • 1866: Moved with family to Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • 1880: Joined the Episcopal Church
  • 1881: Became partner in new investment firm, Spencer Trask and Co., New York, N.Y.
  • 1904 - 1905 : Treasurer, Democratic National Committee
  • 1914 - 1921 : Member, Board of Directors, Federal Reserve Bank, New York
  • 1921: Married Katrina Trask (died 1922), widow of Spencer Trask, at Yaddo, an artists’ community founded by the Trasks in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
  • 1923: Purchased residence at Warm Springs, Ga.
  • 1938, Mar. 4: Died, Warm Springs, Ga.

From the guide to the George Foster Peabody Papers, 1894-1937, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • African Americans
  • Education--Southern States
  • Banks and banking
  • Education
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Cherokee language--Study and teaching

Occupations:

  • Bankers
  • Philanthropists

Places:

  • Southern States (as recorded)