in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 1140 words.
Fairbanks, Erastus (28 October 1792–20 November 1864), governor of Vermont, businessman, and antislavery and temperance leader, was born in Brimfield, Massachusetts, the son of Joseph...