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R. Percy Alden


Centurion, 1882–1909

Full Name Robert Percy Alden

Born 12 March 1848 in West Point, New York

Died 4 April 1909 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Proposed by Howard Potter and Richard H. Derby

Elected 1 April 1882 at age thirty-four

Archivist’s Note: Son of Bradford Alden

Century Memorial

Robert Percy Alden was sixty-one years old and had been an associate for twenty-seven years. The illustrious name he inherited by direct descent from his Mayflower ancestor he bore without reproach, indeed with distinction. His sire was an army officer of culture and the son was a graduate of Yale and Columbia. His life was of the quiet, unobtrusive sort, but he had in a high degree the qualities of the amateur and connoisseur. His friendships were close-knit but he was companionable with all.

William Milligan Sloane
1910 Century Association Yearbook