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American Charles W. FAIRBANKS

born Charles Warren FAIRBANKS

American politician who served as a Senator from Indiana and the 26th Vice President of the United States

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on May 11, 1852 in Unionville Center, Ohio, USA
Died: on June 04, 1918 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA


Born in a log cabin near Delaware, Ohio, Fairbanks's ancestry traced back to Puritan followers of Oliver Cromwell, with Jonathan Fayerbankes the first family member to reach America in 1632. The son of a wagon-maker, Fairbanks in his youth saw his family's home used as a hiding place for runaway slaves. After attending country schools and working on a farm, Fairbanks attended Ohio Wesleyan University, where he graduated in 1872. While there, Fairbanks was co-editor of the school newspaper with Cornelia Cole, whom he married after both graduated from the school.

Fairbanks, Alaska is named after Charles W. Fairbanks.

Source :  http://www.wikipedia.org/

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- Category American politician