Dryden, George Bascomb, 1869-1959.

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Inventor of rubber horseshoe pads and founder of the rubber company that produced them in Chicago, also early friend and business partner of Harvey Firestone, government advisor for over 25 years on chemical warfare, member of the board of directors of Evanston Hospital, trustee of the Eastman House in Rochester, NY and responsible for the building of the Dryden Theatre there. Married to Ellen Andrus, niece of George Eastman.

From the description of Papers, 1901-1959. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 53167529

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creatorOf Dryden, George Bascomb, 1869-1959. Papers, 1901-1959. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
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associatedWith Armed Forces Chemical Association. corporateBody
correspondedWith Charles P. Dryden Company (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Dryden Hoof Pad Company (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Dryden Rubber Company (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Eastman, George, 1854-1932. person
associatedWith Evanston Hospital. corporateBody
associatedWith Firestone, Harvey Samuel, 1868-1938. person
associatedWith George Eastman House. corporateBody
associatedWith Lief, Alfred, 1901- person
correspondedWith Peerless Rubber Horse Shoe Company (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Sheller Manufacturing Corporation corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Chemical Corps. corporateBody
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Rubber industry and trade


Birth 1869

Death 1959

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