George Meade Easby

George Meade Easby

George Meade Easby

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George Gordon Meade Easby (1918 - December 11, 2005) was the great-grandson of U.S. Civil War General George Gordon Meade of the Union Army and a descendant of seven signers of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Easby's mother was a descendant of Nicholas Waln, who came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1683 with William Penn aboard the ship Welcome and was later given the area now known as Frankford.

Easby was a multi-talented person, from being a Hollywood actor/producer to a cartoonist after World War II, and from serving the government as a U.S. State Department employee for twenty-five years to being a radio talk host. He was also a major art/antique collector, who inherited more than 100,000 antiques and personal items, many of which had been in his family for centuries. His collection includes items belonging to Gen. George Meade, a chair and other high valued items belonging to Napoleon Bonaparte as well as jewelry belonging to Jos├ęphine de Beauharnais. Many pieces from his collection have been loaned to the White House and U.S. State Department for its diplomatic reception rooms. Some of his pieces are also housed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

George Easby lived nearly all of his life at his family's Baleroy Mansion in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It...
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