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Alexander Taylor Mason


Centurion, 1906–1920

Born 15 June 1859 in Westerly, Rhode Island

Died 11 June 1920 in New Rochelle, New York

Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York

Proposed by Beverley Robinson and Ambrose Spencer Murray Jr.

Elected 3 March 1906 at age forty-six

Archivist’s Note: Brother-in-law of (nonmember) Charles Sumner

Proposer of:

Century Memorial

The conspicuous work of Alexander Taylor Mason was the promoting of the close relations between the United States and France, in which during fifteen years he cooperated as President of the Alliance Française of New York and Vice-President of the American Federation of those bodies. He threw his whole heart into the work, in which his services and his speeches are among the distinctive traditions of the organization. Mr. Mason made warm friends alike among his social acquaintances and the clients of his law practice, between whom and himself the loyalty was mutual.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1921 Century Association Yearbook