George Richmond Fearing (1839-1920)

Col. George R. Fearing, of New York & Newport; President of Knickerbocker Club

Associated Houses

The Orchard


He grew up between New York and Newport. He became Colonel of the Newport Artillery Company and during the Civil War served on the staff of General Ambrose E. Burnside. He lived at 998 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and was President of the Knickerbocker Club. At Newport he built The Orchard and co-founded the Newport Casino. On his death, he left trusts of $1.35 million to his wife and only son.


Contributed by Mark Meredith on 25/06/2019 and last updated on 22/09/2022.