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William Augustus Read


Centurion, 1898–1916

Born 20 May 1858 in New York (Brooklyn), New York

Died 7 April 1916 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Eugene A. Hoffman and Charles Warren West

Elected 3 December 1898 at age forty

Proposer of:

Century Memorial

William Augustus Read, a prominent financier, director in many important corporations, and a collector of books.

Henry Osborn Taylor
1917 Century Association Yearbook