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James T. Kilbreth

Lawyer/Reformer/Collector, Port of New York

Centurion, 1869–1897

Full Name James Truesdell Kilbreth

Born 12 March 1841 in Cincinnati, Ohio

Died 27 June 1897 in Southampton, New York

Buried Southampton Cemetery, Southampton, New York

Proposed by Francis F. Marbury and Joseph H. Choate

Elected 2 October 1869 at age twenty-eight

Archivist’s Note: Father of James T. Kilbreth; stepfather of Lucien Oudin and Maurice A. Oudin

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Century Memorial

James T. Kilbreth, the Collector of the Port of New York when he died, and for many years a Justice of the Police Courts in the city, was an able, honorable official, and in every position he was called upon to fill gave evidence of his high sense of duty to the public, and was rewarded by the confidence of his fellow citizens without distinction of party to an unusual degree. He was a thoroughly educated and accomplished man, of the most genial nature, and warmly esteemed by a host of personal friends. He was most happy in his domestic relations, and has left a record of which his family can be justly proud.

Henry E. Howland
1898 Century Association Yearbook