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George Keats (28 February 1797 – 24 December 1841) was a businessman and civic leader in Louisville, Kentucky, as it emerged from a frontier entrepôt into a mercantile center of the old northwest. He was also the younger brother of the English poet John Keats.

During the years from 1821 to 1841, Keats led a philosophical society, meant to overcome Louisville's raw culture, operating a literary salon in his living room which evolved into the Lyceum and then into the board of Louisville College, the precursor to the University of Louisville.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

In 1827, Keats was elected to the Ohio Bridge Commission, laying the foundation for the river's first crossing.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> The state government appointed him to the board of the Bank of Kentucky in 1832.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> He joined the boards of ten other organizations, including the Kentucky Historical Society and the Harlan Museum, which he headed. In 1841, he was elected to the city council.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>


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George Keats (28 February 1797 – 24 December 1841) was a businessman and civic leader in Louisville, Kentucky, as it emerged from a frontier entrepôt into a mercantile center of the old northwest. He was also the younger brother of the English poet John Keats.

During the years from 1821 to 1841, Keats led a philosophical society, meant to overcome Louisville's raw culture, operating a literary salon in his living room which evolved into the Lyceum and then into the board of Louisville College, the precursor to the University of Louisville.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

In 1827, Keats was elected to the Ohio Bridge Commission, laying the foundation for the river's first crossing.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> The state government appointed him to the board of the Bank of Kentucky in 1832.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> He joined the boards of ten other organizations, including the Kentucky Historical Society and the Harlan Museum, which he headed. In 1841, he was elected to the city council.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>


George Keats sections
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