George A. Gibbs

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George A. Gibbs
Location Chicago

The late George Augustin Gibbs (1811-1865) was a Chicago businessman who was a founding member of the Chicago Board of Trade who served as its president in 1855.[1][2]

Background

Gibbs was the son of Dr. Norrin E. Gibbs, a pioneer of Rochester, New York. George Giss was born in Rome, New York, September 13, 1811. His mother was Sophia Gibbs, a descendant of General Patterson, of Revolutionary fame.[3]

In 1840, Gibbs moved to Chicago as the agent for a forwarding line in Buffalo, NY. For some time, he was in that business for, but finally formed a connection with the firm of B. W. Raymond & Co., which later became known as George A. Gibbs & Co.

With Edward W. Griffin, he built what was afterward known as the old Galena Elevator, and which was the first of its kind built in Chicago.

In 1854-55 he was president of the Chicago Board of Trade.

He died on December 8, 1865.

References

  1. โ†‘ History of Chicago: From the earliest period to the present time, Volume 1. Google Books.
  2. โ†‘ Centennial history of the city of Chicago. Its men and institutions. Ebooksread.org.
  3. โ†‘ History of Chicago: Ending with the year 1857. Google Books.
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