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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.


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.


  • Other Work

    • 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.


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.

Henry Laban Harding

Alma (Duzan) Harding

Georgia Lena Cole

Signe Christine Berg