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John J. Gabarron


Born in El Paso, Texas. Attended University of Nebraska. Married to Byrnadette with children Served as a firefighter in Lincoln, Nebraska, from 1943 to 1973. Consultant in arson cases. Founder of the Lincoln (NE) Coin Club. Co-founder of the Nebraska Numismatic Association.

Received ANA Medal of Merit in 1956. ANA Librarian 1957 to 1967 when the library was in Lincoln, Nebraska. Sergeant-at-Arms for the American Numismatic Association 1969 to 1990. Received ANA Farran Zerbe Memorial Award in 1979. He received the Glenn Smedley Memorial Award in 1992. It was quite unusual to receive a Smedley afte the Zerbe Award.

He served on the Assay Commission in 1962. Received the Numismatic News Numismatic Ambassador Award.

Profile NN/WWH 8/23/1980; obit CW 10/29/2001

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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