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James W. Beekman

Politician/Trustee

Centurion, 1852–1877

Full Name James William Beekman

Born 22 November 1815 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 15 June 1877 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by John H. Gourlie

Elected 6 March 1852 at age thirty-six

Archivist’s Note: Father of James W. Beekman Jr.

Century Memorial

The Club has lost by death during the year the following members: James W. Beekman, John Winthrop Chanler, Alpheus B. Crosby, Frederick Fawcett, Henry Peters Gray, William P. Lee, Marshall Pepoon, Edward Seymour, J. Butler Wright, Charles E. Milnor, William B. Ogden, and J. V. L. Pruyn. Most of these were old members of the Century, many of them eminent in the community and leaders in their respective walks of life, and several of them among the most loved of our associates.

Augustus R. Macdonough
1878 Century Association Reports