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Almon Goodwin


Centurion, 1892–1905

Born 18 March 1840 in Baldwin, Maine

Died 2 November 1905 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, New York

Proposed by Robert Collyer and Frederic R. Coudert

Elected 5 November 1892 at age fifty-two

Century Memorial

Almon Goodwin was born in Maine, in 1840. He graduated with honors at Bowdoin in 1862, the second year of the Civil War, and immediately entered the army as Lieutenant in the Nineteenth Maine Volunteers, with which he served until the close of the war with marked gallantry and efficiency. After a course at the Harvard Law School he came to this city to the firm of Brown, Hall & Vanderpoel, of which he became a member, and was in constant and successful practice until his death. He made a specialty of corporation law, was counsel in a number of important cases of reorganization, and was personal counsel to the late Jay Gould and to Russell Sage. He was widely respected in his profession for ability, fidelity, and high character, and in social life was a most kindly and attractive companion.

Edward Cary
1906 Century Association Yearbook