Full Name John Gadsby Chapman
Born 3 December 1808 in Alexandria, Virginia
Died 28 November 1889 in New York (Brooklyn), New York
Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
Proposed by N/A: Founder
Elected 13 January 1847 at age thirty-eight
Archivist’s Note: In “The Origins and History of ‘The Century’” (1856), John H. Gourlie reports that it was Chapman who first suggested the formation of the Century.