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James Kent

Army Officer/Author

Centurion, 1873–1886

Born 21 September 1830 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 29 November 1886 in Fishkill, New York

Buried Saint Luke’s Church Cemetery, Beacon, New York

Proposed by Augustus R. Macdonough and Jonathan Edwards

Elected 3 May 1873 at age forty-two

Archivist’s Note: Son of William Kent

Proposer of:

Century Memorial

[T]he list of those deceased includes 16 names, which, ranged in the order of seniority of membership, are those of Asher B. Durand, John H. Platt, D. Williamson Lee, Thomas B. Coddington, Henry J. Scudder, Charles S. Seyton, David Van Nostrand, James M. Redmond, Samuel J. Tilden, Chester A. Arthur, Charles Short, Alfred Wilkinson, James Kent, S. Oakley Vanderpoel, Austin Flint and John Forsyth. The average length of membership of those who compose this list was twenty-one years and four months.

Horace W. Robbins
1887 Century Association Reports