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John E. Gavit

President, American Bank Note Co.

Centurion, 1866–1874

Full Name John Edmonds Gavit

Born 29 October 1817 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 25 August 1874 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Buried Stockbridge Cemetery, Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Proposed by Frederick A. P. Barnard and Ogden N. Rood

Elected 3 November 1866 at age forty-nine

Archivist’s Note: Grandfather of John Palmer Gavit

Century Memorial

The number of members who have died since the year began is ten. The names of Bristed, Pearson, Ogden, Gavitt [sic: Gavit], Keller, Pell, Sturges, Toppan, Beeckman, and Varnum, appear no longer on our roll. Some of these recal[l] the early days of the Century, when their presence and character aided to form its growth, and gave grace and strength to its youthful prime.

Augustus R. Macdonough
1875 Century Association Reports