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Frederick R. Hutton

Mechanical Engineer

Centurion, 1889–1918

Full Name Frederick Remsen Hutton

Born 28 May 1853 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 14 May 1918 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by J. Howard Van Amringe, John Bogart, and Hugh N. Camp

Elected 1 June 1889 at age thirty-six

Century Memorial

Mechanical engineering as a course in the curriculum of a great Eastern University was the lifework of Frederick Remsen Hutton. Graduating from Columbia with high honors, he promptly re-entered the service of the University as instructor in his chosen field, then a purely tentative undertaking. Under his management, his special field of work eventually became an independent department of Columbia. Of this department Dr. Hutton was the active head during twenty-five years. His associates in the important field of public education, which he chose, recall particularly that it was through his individual activity that the American Institute of Engineers [sic: American Society of Mechanical Engineers] was founded and conducted on a career of usefulness and success. Chosen as Secretary of this newly-organized institute at the age of only thirty, he retained the office and accepted the responsibilities during the subsequent twenty-four years.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1919 Century Association Yearbook