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Francis Laurens Vinton

Professor of Engineering

Centurion, 1865–1877

Born 1 June 1835 in Fort Preble, Maine

Died 6 October 1879 in Leadville, Colorado

Buried Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island

Proposed by George Templeton Strong

Elected 7 October 1865 at age thirty

Archivist’s Note: Nephew of Alexander Hamilton Vinton and Francis Vinton; cousin of Francis Vinton Greene, George S. Greene Jr., and Alexander H. Vinton