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Arnold Hague


Centurion, 1893–1917

Born 3 December 1840 in Boston, Massachusetts

Died 14 May 1917 in Washington, District of Columbia

Buried Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York

Proposed by Loyall Farragut and George W. Dillaway

Elected 4 November 1893 at age fifty-two

Archivist’s Note: Brother of James D. Hague

Century Memorial

Arnold Hague was a geologist and an explorer not only in our own Rockies, but in Guatemala and northern China. Born in 1840, he studied for his profession in Germany, and on his return was made assistant geologist in the United States survey of the fortieth parallel with Clarence King. But it was later, in 1879 and subsequently, that he did his most important work as United States Geologist in the Yellowstone; and was as untiring as he was successful in his efforts to have the Park set apart as “a zoölogical reservation where big game may roam unmolested.” He was an efficient member of the Commission appointed by the National Academy of Sciences at the request of the Federal Government to prepare plans for national forest preserves. His eminent services were recognized by degrees from Columbia and Aberdeen Universities, and by his selection as vice-president of more than one International Geological Congress.

Henry Osborn Taylor
1918 Century Association Yearbook