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Baker, George F. (George Fisher)



  • Existence: 1840-1931

Born in 1840. George Fisher Baker, Sr., was a founder and president of the First National Bank of New York, later known as Citibank. George F. Baker was also a noted philanthropist, and subsequent generations of the Baker Family continued a tradition of charitable activity, especially in the field of education. Baker donated money to Harvard Business School to build the entire campus on Soldiers Field Road. Baker Library at HBS is named in his honor.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Baker family papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:781 1768-2011 B167
Overview: The Baker family papers contain correspondence, financial records, photographs and objects pertaining New York financier and banker George F. Baker Sr. and his family.

Harris Charles Fahnestock papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:781 1852-1914 F223
Overview: Papers of investment banker Harris C. Fahnestock, 1855-1914, including his partnership in Jay Cooke & Co.