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John W. Galbreath

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John W. Galbreath

1897 - 1988

Real estate developer and sports entrepreneur, John W. Galbreath has brought Columbus worldwide recognition. His development company, John W. Galbreath and Company, has operated in Columbus and other cities since 1920 and has developed housing facilities and office buildings throughout the world.

Mr. Galbreath operated Darby Dan Farms outside Columbus, where he raised horses and grain products, and he also owned Darby Dan Farms in Lexington, Kentucky, where he bred thoroughbred horses. His horses have won all three Triple Crown and England’s Epsom Derby. He was also chairman and principal owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team.

A graduate of Ohio University in Athens, Mr. Galbreath annually gave scholarships to ten Columbus area students to help them attend his alma mater. His other philanthropic interests ranged from medical research, to the Arts, to equine research. While Mr. Galbreath’s contributions and honors are too numerous to mention, they distinguish him as a citizen, sportsman and entrepreneur.