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Forenames: George

Last name: FAIRBAIRN

Titles and Honours:

Date of Election: 1853-01-25

Honorary Member? No


Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? No


Place of Residence: Surrey


Born 1789 - died 1874

School in Mullochy in Ross-shire

Apprenticed to enginewright.
Worked with Robert Stephenson in panning & execution of Britannia & Conway bridges across Menai Straits

Corresponding member of the French Institute.
Pres of Mechanical Section of British Assoc for Advancement of Science
Member of jury for Mechanical Dept of Exhibition of Industry in Paris, 1855.

Baronet 1869

Married 1816 Dorothy Marr, 7 sons 1 daughter.

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