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Henry B. Hammond


Centurion, 1866–1896

Born 18 February 1840 in Douglas, Massachusetts

Died 31 May 1896 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Buried Worcester Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts

Proposed by Joseph H. Choate

Elected 3 November 1866 at age twenty-six

Century Memorial

Henry B. Hammond was for many years a well-known lawyer in this city, in partnership at various times with Judge Emott, Albert Stickney and General Burnett. In later years he was especially prominent in the organization and management of railroads. His connection with the Union Pacific Railroad as secretary and attorney, the New York Air Line, Milwaukee Co., Lake Shore and Western, Long Island Railroad and others, gave him great prominence in business circles, and caused him to be recognized as an authority in all matters relating to transportation lines. Failing health caused him to retire from business some years since, but he continued to prize his connection with The Century to the last.

Henry E. Howland
1897 Century Association Yearbook