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Richard H. Harte


Centurion, 1915–1925

Full Name Richard Hickman Harte

Born 23 October 1855 in Rock Island, Illinois

Died 14 November 1925 in Vicksburg, Mississippi

Buried Village Cemetery, Easton, Massachusetts

Proposed by Charles L. Gibson and Robert G. Le Conte

Elected 1 May 1915 at age fifty-nine

Century Memorial

Richard Hickman Harte was one of the medical and surgical soldiers of the European war. He had passed his sixtieth year when he entered service with the American Ambulance Corps in France before our entry into the war, and was appointed colonel in our own Army medical department afterward. What he accomplished, at a time of life when most men love their ease, was indicated by the decorations for conspicuous service which the British and Belgian governments conferred upon him, and by the subsequent award to him of the American distinguished service medal. In his native Philadelphia [sic: born in Illinois], Dr. Harte had won distinction long before; he had been president of the College of Physicians of the Academy of Surgery and of the American Surgical Association, and the city had appointed him director of health and charities.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1926 Century Association Yearbook