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George Armour was a Chicago businessman, grain merchant and member of the [[Chicago Board of Trade]].  He served as the president of the [[CBOT]] in 1875.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=gLVwGNWDgsIC&pg=PA27&lpg=PA27&dq=%22George+Armour%22+cbot&source=bl&ots=sJOUGUdheo&sig=39DUHAjVhwcyxceW52jOYBaBFBg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=3coxU9aUIYnOyAHAhIC4Aw&ved=0CDsQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false|name=Chicago's Historic Prairie Avenue|org=Google Books|date=March 25, 2014}}</ref>
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The late George Armour was a Chicago businessman, grain merchant and member of the [[Chicago Board of Trade]].  He served as the president of the [[CBOT]] in 1875.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=gLVwGNWDgsIC&pg=PA27&lpg=PA27&dq=%22George+Armour%22+cbot&source=bl&ots=sJOUGUdheo&sig=39DUHAjVhwcyxceW52jOYBaBFBg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=3coxU9aUIYnOyAHAhIC4Aw&ved=0CDsQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false|name=Chicago's Historic Prairie Avenue|org=Google Books|date=March 25, 2014}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1881/06/14/page/9/article/george-armour|name=June 14, 1881|org=The Chicago Tribune|date=February 21, 201}}</ref>
 
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George Amour was the brother of Philip Amour, the founder of the meat packing company bearing his name.
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Armour was active in civic affairs and was elected the first president of the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, which later was renamed the Art Institute of Chicago.
 
Armour was active in civic affairs and was elected the first president of the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, which later was renamed the Art Institute of Chicago.
  
He was a part of the firm of Armour, Dole and Company.  In 1860 the firm built the first grain elevator which handled grain from the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&ved=0CFMQFjAG&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.otiswla.org%2Fpdf%2FJames%2520Otis%2520World%2520Language%2520Academy%2520History%2520June%25206%2520english.pdf&ei=3coxU9aUIYnOyAHAhIC4Aw&usg=AFQjCNGMqlvWzSstuyZGrg6vKY3tXcQsoA&sig2=tjx0Kl2ZT1yLrfG_HxVnnw&bvm=bv.63587204,d.aWc&cad=rja|name=History of School - James Otis School|org=Illinois Archeology|date=March 25, 2014}}</ref>
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He was a part of the firm of Armour, Dole and Company.  In 1860 the firm built the first grain elevator which handled grain from the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad.
  
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
  
 
Armour was a grain elevator operator.  He built a home in Chicago at 1945 South Prairie Avenue about 1872.  Prairie Avenue was home to some of the leading citizens in Chicago.
 
Armour was a grain elevator operator.  He built a home in Chicago at 1945 South Prairie Avenue about 1872.  Prairie Avenue was home to some of the leading citizens in Chicago.
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Born in 1811, Armour came to the U.S. two years after becoming of majority age, according to a Chicago Tribune story written at the time of his death.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1881/06/14/page/9/article/george-armour|name=George Amour|date=April 9, 2017}}</ref>
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He first moved to Ottawa, IL, then later Joliet and Lockport before finally moving to Chicago.
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He moved to Chicago in 1855 and formed a partnership with [[Wesley Munger]].
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Amour served as an elector on the Hayes 1876 presidential ticket, though he had to prove he was a naturalized citizen in order to place his vote.
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He was charitable supporter of the Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago and served there as a trustee and elder.
  
 
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George Amour

The late George Armour was a Chicago businessman, grain merchant and member of the Chicago Board of Trade. He served as the president of the CBOT in 1875.[1][2]

Armour was active in civic affairs and was elected the first president of the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, which later was renamed the Art Institute of Chicago.

He was a part of the firm of Armour, Dole and Company. In 1860 the firm built the first grain elevator which handled grain from the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad.

Background

Armour was a grain elevator operator. He built a home in Chicago at 1945 South Prairie Avenue about 1872. Prairie Avenue was home to some of the leading citizens in Chicago.

Born in 1811, Armour came to the U.S. two years after becoming of majority age, according to a Chicago Tribune story written at the time of his death.[3]

He first moved to Ottawa, IL, then later Joliet and Lockport before finally moving to Chicago.

He moved to Chicago in 1855 and formed a partnership with Wesley Munger.

Amour served as an elector on the Hayes 1876 presidential ticket, though he had to prove he was a naturalized citizen in order to place his vote.

He was charitable supporter of the Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago and served there as a trustee and elder.

Education

References

  1. Chicago's Historic Prairie Avenue. Google Books.
  2. June 14, 1881. The Chicago Tribune.
  3. George Amour. {{{org}}}.