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Earliest Members of the Century Association

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J. G. Chapman

Illustrator

Centurion, 1847–1876

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.