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Francis Sedgwick Bangs

President, State Trust Company

Centurion, 1896–1920

Born 7 December 1855 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 2 March 1920 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by J. Howard Van Amringe and Edward Patterson

Elected 7 March 1896 at age forty

Archivist’s Note: Brother of John Kendrick Bangs

Seconder of:

Century Memorial

Francis Sedgwick Bangs was conspicuous equally in the city’s legal practice, in the Episcopal Church and, for a time, in the local councils of the Republican party. Outside his professional work he will be remembered with especially grateful clearness for his twenty years of active labor as Trustee of Columbia University, his Alma Mater. Serving on the committees of finance and education at a time, following his election in 1900, when the problems of each committee were peculiarly complex because of the circumstances of the day and the bold policies which those circumstances required, he brought to the work a combination of far-sightedness and conservative judgment which did much towards solving the unusual difficulties of the task.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1921 Century Association Yearbook