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George G. Smith

Merchant (Leather)

Centurion, 1850–1854

Born c. 1816 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 27 September 1854 in North Atlantic, At Sea

Buried Lost at Sea

Proposed by Charles M. Leupp

Elected 6 April 1850 at about age thirty-four

Archivist’s Note: Treasurer of the Century Association, 1852–1854. He died in the sinking of the paddle steamer SS Arctic, which collided with the fishing vessel SS Vesta 50 miles off the coast of Newfoundland while en route from Liverpool to New York.