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Robert G. Remsen

Physician/Civic Affairs

Centurion, 1877–1896

Full Name Robert George Remsen

Born 25 March 1831 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 18 January 1896 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by James M. McLean, Benjamin L. Swan Jr., and Augustus R. Macdonough

Elected 5 May 1877 at age forty-six

Seconder of:

Century Memorial

Robert G. Remsen, a representative of one of the oldest families of New York, and prominent in financial circles, was a type of the old New York gentleman, well educated, familiar with the best literature of the day, affable and fitted for genial companionship, and gifted with a social instinct that made him welcome in any circle where he appeared. He was educated as a physician, but during the latter years of his life was not in active practice, preferring the leisure which ample means gave him for more congenial pursuits in the direction of large corporations, in club association and free intercourse with a large circle of friends.

Henry E. Howland
1897 Century Association Yearbook