Phineas Banning

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Birthday
19, 1830
Birthplace
Wilmington, DE
Death Date
Mar 8, 1885 (54)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
19, 1830
Birthplace
Wilmington, DE
Death Date
Mar 8, 1885 (54)

About

Businessman and entrepreneur who was known as The Father of the Port of Los Angeles and one of the founders of Wilmington.

Before Fame

He worked at his brother's law firm in Philadelphia at the age of 13 and later moved to California to work at different jobs, including a store clerk and stagecoach driver.

Trivia

He was a California state senator in the 1870s and worked to develop better transportation in the city of Los Angeles.

Family Life

He was married to Rebecca Sanford from 1856 until 1868, and they had eight children. He later married Mary Hollister in 1970, and they had three children.

Associated With

He and Isaac Lea were both born in Delaware.