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William F. Whitehouse


Centurion, 1887–1909

Full Name William Fitzhugh Whitehouse

Born 14 February 1841 in Rochester, New York

Died 9 April 1909 in Beaulieu, France

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Henry Codman Potter, Charles Coolidge Haight, and Henry Drisler

Elected 3 December 1887 at age forty-six

Century Memorial

William Fitzhugh Whitehouse was aged sixty-seven [sic: sixty-eight] and had borne our name for twenty-two years. He was the son of a famous bishop, and was educated at Columbia both liberally and professionally. Though a member of the bar he was essentially a man of affairs and by avocation a connoisseur of the fine arts, to the cultivation and study of which he gave abundant time and thought. To enjoy the society of creative and poetic minds he bent every energy and was the friend of many distinguished contemporaries. In church, in finance and in society he was a power; attentive, suggestive, and energetic in important works. The affliction of partial blindness he bore without murmur, and the vision of his mind entirely replaced the defects in physical sight. Cosmopolitan in taste, he was at home on both sides of the sea, but at Newport in summer and in his New York clubs he found the companionship he most highly valued.

William Milligan Sloane
1910 Century Association Yearbook