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William M. J. Rice


Centurion, 1901–1922

Full Name William Morton Jackson Rice

Born 18 February 1854 in New York (Brooklyn), New York

Died 13 October 1922 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Frank Fowler and Howard Russell Butler

Elected 2 November 1901 at age forty-seven

Century Memorial

William M. J. Rice had been a member of the Society of American Artists and associate member of the National Academy of Design. Until ten years or more ago, he painted portraits. Trouble with his eyes interfered with his later work and led him to pursue a secluded life.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1923 Century Association Yearbook