FAIRCHILD, George Winthrop, (1854 - 1924)


FAIRCHILD, George Winthrop, a Representative from New York; born in Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y., May 6, 1854; completed preparatory studies; engaged in agricultural pursuits and apprenticed as a printer; owner of the Oneonta Herald Publishing Co. 1890-1912; also interested in banking and in the manufacture of time recorders; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1919); elected vice president of the International Peace Conference; appointed by President Taft on August 10, 1910, as special commissioner to the First Centenary of Mexico at Mexico City, with the rank of Minister; resumed his former business pursuits; president and director of the White Plains Development Co., White Plains, N.Y.; died in New York City December 31, 1924; interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Oneonta, N.Y.