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Francis Korbay


Centurion, 1892–1913

Full Name Francis Alexander Korbay

Born 8 May 1846 in Budapest, Hungary

Died 10 March 1913 in London, England

Proposed by Walter Damrosch, Charles Follen McKim, and J. Pierpont Morgan

Elected 3 December 1892 at age forty-six

Archivist’s Note: Godson of (nonmember) Franz Liszt

Century Memorial

The names of those who died last year are many and impressive: George Henry Hall, a veteran and prolific figure painter; Joseph Lyman, a painter also, but of charming landscape; Benjamin Eli Smith, managing editor of the Century Dictionary, and editor and translator of other works; Frederic Baker, a man of large affairs; Preston B. Spring, an old New York merchant and grandson of the Rev. Dr. Gardiner Spring; Howard Lapsley, for many years a popular and respected figure in our social life; Francis Alexander Korbay, singer and composer, a man of many friends and formerly a much admired teacher of music in this city; Harry W. Desmond, editor of the Architectural Record, and a joint author of Stately Homes in America; James Mulford Townsend, a prominent member of the New York bar and an efficient lecturer in schools of law; Hugh Dudley Auchincloss, an honored merchant of this city; William Lanman Bull, banker, ex-president of the Stock Exchange, director in railroad and trust companies, and Vestryman of Grace Church.

Henry Osborn Taylor
1914 Century Association Yearbook