James Graham Fair

James Graham Fair (December 3, 1831 – December 28, 1894) was the overnight millionaire part-owner of the Comstock Lode, a United States Senator and a colorful real estate and railroad speculator.

Read more about James Graham Fair:  Early Life, South Pacific Coast Railroad, Political Career, Personal Life, Legacy

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James Graham Fair - Legacy
... The Fairmont San Francisco hotel was built and named after Fair as grand monument by his daughters, Theresa Fair Oelrichs and Virginia Fair Vanderbilt who built the ... Fair is remembered in Santa Cruz, California in the naming of Fair Avenue ...

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