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
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