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John Harper


Centurion, 1894–1924

Born 13 August 1855 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 28 February 1924 in Le VĂ©sinet, France

Buried Woodlawn Cemetery Association, New Windsor, New York

Proposed by Joseph W. Harper and Augustine Smith

Elected 3 March 1894 at age thirty-eight

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For many years John Harper was identified with the well-known publishing house which his grandfather founded and which still bears his name; he had entered the business of Harper & Brothers immediately on graduating from Columbia in 1877. During the last twenty years, since the change in control of the famous house, Harper had been retired from active business. He was a familiar figure at the Century, where his acquaintance was large and where he made a practice of daily visits.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1925 Century Association Yearbook