George Everett La Marche View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Portland, Maine, 1902; Massachusetts, 1902-1906; Atlanta and Chicago, 1910-1916; Chicago, Illinois, 1918.
Classification: Service Person

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From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). -

George Everett La Marche was born 2 August, 1885 in Hatton, Maine; he was the brother of Ernest L. La Marche, and the father of George E., Jr., Roby W. and Austin W. La Marche. He began with Herbert C. Harrison firm of Portland, Maine, 1902; with Hutchings firm of Massachusetts, 1902-1906; with University of Maine, 1906; with Austin firm of Hartford, Connecticut, in Atlanta, Georgia, and Chicago, Illinois, 1910-1916, erector; with Wangerin-Weickhardt firm of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1917; representative of Steere firm of Springfield, Massachusetts, in Chicago, 1918; established firm in Three Rivers, Michigan, 1916, listed 1917-1919; succeeded John W. Heaton of Chicago, 1920; partner with his brother, Ernest La Marche in La Marche Brothers of Chicago, 1918. Founder of Orgelectra Co., subsequently La Marche Manufacturing Co., makers of organ rectifiers; died 31 Mar. 1964.

Patents held:

  • Patent #1,669,254; May 8, 1928; valve action unit.
  • Patent #1,747,370; February 18, 1930; valve action unit.


  • George E. La Marche Jr.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 30, 2019.

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  • 1 Organs
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