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George Laban Harding

George Laban Harding, business executive. Recipient from Boy Scouts of America, Silver Beaver, 1946, Silver Antelope, 1951; member Executive Committee Stanford area council, 1940-1960, president, 1942-1946, treasurer, 1947-1948, member regional Executive Committee Region XII Los Angeles, from 1947, chairman, 1953-1956, member Executive Committee San Francisco area council, president, from 1960.


  • Harding, George Laban was born on September 27, 1893 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Henry Laban and Alma (Duzan) Harding.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Indiana University, 1915. Master of Business Administration, Harvard, 1917.


    • 1 son, Henry Laban; married second, Signe Christine Berg, July 3, 1924. Married 3d, Dorothy Harriet Huggins, January 4, 1961. Assistant comptroller Todd Dry Dock & Construction Corporation, Tacoma, 1919-1923.

      Accountant Pacific Tel. and Tel. Company, 1928-1940, general accountant, 1940-1944, assistant comptroller, 1944-1946, secretary and treasurer, 1946-1958. Treasurer, secretary Bell Tel.

      Company of Nevada, 1946-1958.


    • Author several books including: Don Agustin V. Zamorano, Statesman, Soldier, Craftsman, and California’s First Printer, 1934. The Tahitian Imprints of the London Missionary Society, 1810-1834 (with B. Kroepelien), 1950. A Census of California Spanish Imprints, 1833-1845, 1933.

      Contributor bibliographical and history periodicals. Donor extensive library on history of America printing and publishing to library of California History Society, San Francisco.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Served as Lieutenant (junior grade) Supply Corps, United States Navy Reserve, 1917-1919. Member California History Society (president 1958-1959, trustee from 1945), Book. Clubs: Commercial, Roxburghe (San Francisco).

    Member Protestant Episcopal Church.


    • Married Georgia Lena Cole, April.; married second, Signe Christine Berg, July 3, 1924.
    • father: Henry Laban Harding
    • mother: Alma (Duzan) Harding
    • spouses: Georgia Lena Cole
    • Signe Christine Berg
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    Born September 27, 1893
    Died August 30, 1976
    (aged 82)