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Archibald Alexander


Centurion, 1881–1917

Born 30 October 1855 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 15 February 1917 in Geneva, Switzerland

Proposed by Frederick A. P. Barnard and W. C. Schermerhorn

Elected 2 April 1881 at age twenty-five

Proposer of:

Century Memorial

Archibald Alexander had occupied the chair of philosophy in Columbia during a dozen years. Adjunct professor of Moral Philosophy in the seventies, he was professor of Philosophy, Ethics, and Psychology until his retirement from the field of education in 1889.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1919 Century Association Yearbook