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J. Kennedy Tod


Centurion, 1886–1925

Full Name John Kennedy Tod

Born 11 September 1852 in Glasgow, Scotland

Died 2 June 1925 in Sound Beach, Connecticut

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Henry Codman Potter, Edgar S. Auchincloss, and John Bigelow

Elected 2 October 1886 at age thirty-four

Century Memorial

In his business career, John Kennedy Tod was identified as banker with several of the most important railway reorganizations in the middle nineties; further back, he had participated, as member of the underwriting New York banking house, in the construction of the Great Northern and Canadian Pacific railways. Like many other Americans in the days of our neutrality during the Great European war, he placed his private fortune at the service of the governments who were afterward our allies, and individually supported a hospital in France with sixty beds before the United States had entered the conflict.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1926 Century Association Yearbook