Horace FAIRBANKS was born 21 March, 1820 and was a son of Erastus. He was the president of the corporation of E. & T. Fairbanks & Co., also President of the First National Bank of St. Johnsbury, VT. He was Governor of Vermont in 1876-1878. In 1870 he presented to the town the public library and art gallery known as "The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum" containing 10,000 volumes and carefully selected works of art. He was a trustee of the University of Vermont and Andover Seminary. 

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Source: Gazetteer of Caledonia and Essex Counties, VT;
1764-1887, by Hamilton Child, May, 1887, page 329. 

Additional information available from Tom Dunn who provided this photo and biographical sketch.