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George Fabyan

George Fabyan, American textile company executive, think-tank associate, philanthropist.


  • Fabyan, George was born on March 15, 1867 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of George Francis and Isabella Frances (Littlefield) Fabyan.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools.


    • Settled in Chicago, 1883. With Kirby-Carpenter Company, lumber, 5 years. Spent 5 years in the West.

      Became identified, 1893, with Bliss, Fabyan & Company, dry goods commission merchants, of which is now resident partner. Financier, organized, Riverbank Acoustical laboratories (originally named the Wallace Clement Sabine Laboratory of Acoustics), Geneva, Illinois, completed 1918, and associated with a number of scientists, inheriting the work of the late Wallace Clement Sabine, an authority on architectural acoustics. Labs. noted for work on sound and cryptography.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    • Married Nelle Wright, 1887.
    • father: George Francis Fabyan
    • mother: Isabella Frances (Littlefield) Fabyan
    • spouse: Nelle Wright
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    Born March 15, 1867
    Died March 17, 1936
    (aged 69)