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Robert W. de Forest

Lawyer/Civic Affairs

Centurion, 1878–1931

Full Name Robert Weeks de Forest

Born 25 April 1848 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 6 May 1931 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Memorial Cemetery of Saint John’s Church, Laurel Hollow, New York

Proposed by John T. Johnston and Sanford R. Gifford

Elected 2 February 1878 at age twenty-nine

Archivist’s Note: Son of H. G. De Forest; brother of Henry W. de Forest and Lockwood de Forest; cousin of George B. de Forest, James Couper Lord, Daniel D. Lord, George de Forest Lord, and L. DeF. Woodruff; father of Alfred V. de Forest; uncle of Johnston de Forest

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