Frederick J. KingsburyJanuary 1, 1823 – September 30, 1910
An 1845 graduate of Yale, Frederick John Kingsbury can be considered Waterbury’s Renaissance man.
In 1850, Kingsbury obtained the charter for what was to become Waterbury Savings Bank. In 1853, he established the Citizens Bank, of which he was president for many years.
Kingsbury served as president of Scovill Manufacturing Company from 1868 into the early 1900’s. During those years, he helped to organize the Silas Bronson Library, the Mattatuck Historical Society, the Waterbury Hospital, and Riverside Cemetery, and, in 1876, he designed the City of Waterbury Seal.
In addition, Kingsbury served as president of the American Social Science Association, was a member of the Corporation of Yale University from 1887 to 1899, and earned law degrees from Yale and Williams College.