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Frederick Forrest Peabody

Frederick Forrest Peabody

American businessman
Frederick Forrest Peabody
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Intro American businessman
Was Businessperson
From United States of America
Type Business
Gender male
Birth 6 July 1859, Northfield
Death 23 February 1927, Santa Barbara (aged 67 years)
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Frederick Forrest Peabody
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Biography

Frederick Forrest Peabody (July 6, 1859 – February 23, 1927) was a prominent citizen of Santa Barbara, California in the early twentieth century. As chairman of the local Board of Education, he oversaw the construction of Santa Barbara High School, and as a philanthropist he contributed generously to the rebuilding of the city after the 1925 earthquake.

Life

He was born in Northfield, Vermont, where he acquired a minimal formal education, entering business at the age of 17.

Described often as a self-made man, he worked his way up to become President of Cluett, Peabody and Co. of Troy, New York, a post he held for ten years. He was instrumental in marketing the popular Arrow brand shirts and collars. In his later life he gave generously to causes that helped the less fortunate. He donated the Peabody Stadium to Santa Barbara High School and the land for the Peabody Charter School.

Marriages

Peabody wed Sarah Blanche Griffith of Wisconsin on January 10, 1882, and married, secondly, to Kathleen Burke of Ireland on April 5, 1920.

Affiliations

  • Bankers Club of New York City
  • Bohemian Club of San Francisco
  • University Club of Santa Barbara
  • La Cumbre Country Club
  • Montecito Country Club

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