Full Name Thomas Prichard Rossiter
Born 29 September 1817 in New Haven, Connecticut
Died 17 May 1871 in Cold Spring, New York
Buried Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut
Proposed by N/A: Founder
Elected 13 January 1847 at age twenty-nine
Archivist’s Note: Son-in-law of Eleazar Parmly; father of Ehrick K. Rossiter.
The eager and ambitious temperament of Rossiter made him changefully open to all impressions; and his quick anticipations often cheated him of those finished results in his art to which a sterner discipline of his unquestioned talents would have led. It was this very susceptibility which made him always charming and sympathetic as a companion, and full of warmth and ready for sacrifice as a friend.
Augustus R. Macdonough
1872 Century Association Reports