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Dryden, John Fairfieldlocked

(07 August 1839–24 November 1911)
  • H. Roger Grant


Dryden, John Fairfield (07 August 1839–24 November 1911), life insurance pioneer, was born in Temple Mills near Farmington, Maine, the son of John Dryden and Elizabeth Butterfield, farmers. After attending grammar school and high school in Worcester, Massachusetts, he entered Yale College in 1861. Although he excelled in his studies, poor health forced him to withdraw during his senior year. In 1864 he married Cynthia Fairchild, with whom he had two children....

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