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John V. L. Pruyn

Lawyer/Educator/Politician

Centurion, 1863–1877

Full Name John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn

Born 22 June 1811 in Albany, New York

Died 21 November 1877 in Clifton Springs, New York

Buried Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York

Proposed by Gulian C. Verplanck and Frederick S. Cozzens

Elected 7 March 1863 at age fifty-one

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