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Frederick Fairlamb


Frederick Fairlamb

(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)

Years in parentheses are years of service as a Director of The Bank of Delaware County and/or The Delaware County National Bank

Frederick Fairlamb (1847-54, 56-58, 61-65, 73-75 to March 24, 1881), son of Robert and Mary (Harry) Fairlamb, was born in Middletown township, March 14, 1796. He was employed at the paternal farm until he reached manhood, when he removed to Chester, where, in a few years, he was appointed a clerk in The Bank of Delaware County, where he continued until 1850, when he resigned. He accepted the office of Justice of the Peace, to which he was elected in 1855. He was elected Burgess of Chester in 1847, and chosen in the fall of the same year County Auditor. In 1858, he was elected treasurer and superintendent of the Chester Gas Company, a position he retained until his death, February 28, 1881, aged 84 years.

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