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Austen G. Fox


Centurion, 1884–1937

Full Name Austen George Fox

Born 7 September 1849 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 15 May 1937 in Wickford, Rhode Island

Buried Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island

Proposed by Charles C. Beaman and Henry B. Sands

Elected 1 November 1884 at age thirty-five

Archivist’s Note: Uncle of Austen Fox Riggs

Century Memorial

Both in mind and manner, Austen George Fox had a personality quite his own. A loyal and devoted son of Harvard, he clung closely to his early academic associations and relationships to the very end of his life. He had a powerful and richly-furnished mind, was widely-read and had great command of language. He went through life with the most amazing nonchalance. He quickly rose to a position at the bar where he commanded high fees; then comfortably formed the habit of doing only what he wanted to do and when he wanted to do it. From one point of view, his life was a lazy one. From another viewpoint, it was a life of very carefully selected occupations and opportunities. He was a brilliant and often amusing conversationalist, with a tendency to sarcasm, and took part in all sorts of interesting forms of public service.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1938 Century Association Yearbook