George Purdy Bellows | Inducted by 1920
Prominent Shorthorn cattle breeder.
1862-1913 | Artist: Robert Wadsworth Grafton (1876-1936)
Impact & Accomplishments
George and C.D. Bellows—doing business as Bellows Brothers of Maryville, Missouri—bred and exhibited Village Supreme, the 1916 International Grand Champion Shorthorn bull.
George Bellows was born near Champaign, Illinois, and attended the University of Missouri for two years before joining his father and brother as Bellows & Sons in 1881. In addition to breeding Shorthorns, Bellows held a second career as a livestock advertising solicitor, and then became an auctioneer of pedigreed stock in 1904.