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William C. Gulliver


Centurion, 1892–1909

Full Name William Curtis Gulliver

Born 8 April 1847 in Norwich, Connecticut

Died 24 May 1909 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Southampton Cemetery, Southampton, New York

Proposed by Henry E. Howland and Allen W. Evarts

Elected 2 April 1892 at age forty-four

Archivist’s Note: Cousin of Frederic P. Gulliver

Proposer of:

Century Memorial

William Curtis Gulliver was a native of Connecticut with a parentage which traced from the earliest Puritan stock. He was a graduate of Andover School and of Yale, was trained to the law in our New York school and was the member for many years of an important firm. He was concerned in many pivotal cases, and was well known as a careful, intelligent, perspicacious adviser. Much loved by those whose tastes were for field sports, as were his own, he was a member and frequenter of the most famous clubs of the metropolis. In matters connected with the improvement of horses, their training and breeding, he possessed and exercised the highest authority. His acquaintance was large, his friendships carefully chosen. The arduous vocation to which he devoted his highest powers was complemented by the avocation of riding or driving; his discernment in matters of art and literature he cultivated by the best reading. He lived sixty-two years and for seventeen he was an associate of ours.

William Milligan Sloane
1910 Century Association Yearbook