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William M. Allen


Centurion, 1864–1878

Full Name William Mortimer Allen

Born 25 November 1814 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 14 December 1878 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Proposed by Thomas Hicks

Elected 5 March 1864 at age forty-nine

Archivist’s Note: Son of (nonmember) Stephen Allen, mayor of New York City from 1821 to 1824

Century Memorial

The Club owes to the liberality of Mr. Allen the gift of a rare collection of illustrated works on art, which form the most valuable and interesting part of its library.

Augustus R. Macdonough
1879 Century Association Reports