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William W. Scrugham

Lawyer/Judge

Centurion, 1847–unknown

Full Name William Warburton Scrugham

Born 19 March 1820 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 9 August 1867 in Yonkers, New York

Buried Oakland Cemetery, Yonkers, New York

Proposed by Samuel E. Lyon

Elected 3 April 1847 at age twenty-seven

Archivist’s Note: There is a possibility that he did not join the club despite documentation of his election, as his name does not appear in any subsequent printed rosters of membership. He may have chosen not to “qualify” for membership (i.e., pay initiation fees). The Century Association has traditionally recognized such cases as former members, however, as rosters were not published annually and it is possible he joined between printings.