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Joseph W. Howe


Centurion, 1892–1907

Full Name Joseph Wilkins Howe

Born 24 October 1829 in Danvers, Massachusetts

Died 24 April 1907 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island

Proposed by Joseph H. Choate and Payson Merrill

Elected 5 November 1892 at age sixty-three

Supporter of:

Century Memorial

Joseph Wilkins Howe had been a member of The Century for fifteen years when he died at the age of seventy-eight [sic: seventy-seven]. A graduate of Dartmouth and a lawyer by profession, he was successful in many walks of life. His ancestry was of the very earliest New England stock, and his interests were almost co-extensive with the world of commerce, reaching to the farther orient. Of broad sympathy, artistic temperament, and genial personality, he led a life full and rich in its attachments and duties.

William Milligan Sloane
1908 Century Association Yearbook