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David B. Ogden


Centurion, 1895–1923

Born 3 November 1849 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 15 October 1923 in Bar Harbor, Maine

Buried Ledgelawn Cemetery, Bar Harbor, Maine

Proposed by John E. Parsons and Edwin W. Coggeshall

Elected 7 December 1895 at age forty-six

Archivist’s Note: Son of Gouverneur M. Ogden; father-in-law of Johnston de Forest

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Century Memorial

David B. Ogden had practiced half a century at the bar of New York City, where he had been born. Associated in legal partnership with John E. Parsons and Edward M. Shepard, he was counsel for important business enterprises, director in a number of companies, member of the Trinity Vestry and counsel for the Trinity Corporation. He was a man of many friends; of varied interests and pleasing conversation; a wide reader in whose life and thought art, literature and history always had their place. Perhaps he will be remembered most affectionately at Bar Harbor, to which summer resort he first came with his parents fifty-six years ago, and with which his after-life was intimately associated

Alexander Dana Noyes
1924 Century Association Yearbook