George A. Draper

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George Albert Draper

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Hopedale, MA
Death: February 7, 1923 (67)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Draper and Hannah Brown Draper
Husband of Jessie Fremont Draper
Father of Wickliffe Preston Draper
Brother of Brig. General William F. Draper (USA) and Eben Sumner Draper, Governor

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About George A. Draper

George Albert Draper (November 4, 1855 – February 7, 1923) was an American textile industrialist.

Draper was born in Hopedale, Massachusetts, and was a descendant of early Massachusetts settler James Draper. At age 17, he entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied for two years. He then joined his father's businesses as treasurer at Hopedale Machine Company and later at the Draper Company.

He was also president of the Grafton and Upton Railroad, and of the Harmony Mills; director in the Milford National Bank, First National Bank of Boston, Brogon Cotton Mills Company, of Anderson, North Carolina, and of the Calhoun Cotton Mills of Calhoun, North Carolina.

His brother Eben Sumner Draper was governor. His son Wickliffe Draper inherited his fortune and used it to begin the Pioneer Fund.

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November 4, 1855
Hopedale, MA
Age 35
February 7, 1923
Age 67
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States