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William A. Pierrepont


Centurion, 1888–1902

Full Name William Augustus Pierrepont

Born 26 July 1855 in New York (Brooklyn), New York

Died 6 January 1902 in New York (Brooklyn), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Henry B. Sands and Frederick J. De Peyster

Elected 1 December 1888 at age thirty-three

Archivist’s Note: Son of Henry E. Pierrepont; uncle of Seth Low Pierrepont; great-uncle of John Pierrepont

Century Memorial

William Augustus Pierrepont was the son of our old member, Henry E. Pierrepont, of Brooklyn, a nephew of John [Clarkson] Jay, and a great grandson of the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He was a graduate of Columbia College and Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1876. His tastes, however, turned to the study of medicine, and he took his degree of M.D. from the University of the City of New York in 1882. He was for some years Resident Physician of the Brooklyn Hospital, and afterwards practised in this city. For a number of years before his death he had spent most of his time in travel. He was of a modestly generous nature, never so happy as when he could be of service to others, and peculiarly considerate of all, however humble, who had any claim upon him.

Edward Cary
1902 Century Association Yearbook