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James P. Kimball

Geologist/Mining Engineer

Centurion, 1866–1913

Full Name James Putnam Kimball

Born 26 April 1836 in Salem, Massachusetts

Died 23 October 1913 in Cody, Wyoming

Buried Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Proposed by Ogden N. Rood and Charles F. Chandler

Elected 3 November 1866 at age thirty

Century Memorial

James Putnam Kimball, an eminent geologist and mining engineer, and one who did scientific work upon many important surveys and expeditions. He served through our civil war on the staffs of McClellan, Burnside, Meade, and Hooker, and was brevetted Major for gallantry in the Wilderness Campaign. From 1885 to 1888 he made an admirable Director of the Mint, to which prominent post he was appointed by President Cleveland.

Henry Osborn Taylor
1914 Century Association Yearbook