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Thomas P. Rossiter

Artist

Centurion, 1847–1871

Full Name Thomas Prichard Rossiter

Born 29 September 1817 in New Haven, Connecticut

Died 17 May 1871 in Cold Spring, New York

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.

Century Memorial

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