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Hanson A. Risley

Lawyer/Public Servant

Centurion, 1854–unknown

Full Name Hanson Alexander Risley

Born 16 June 1814 in Fredonia, New York

Died 23 August 1893 in West Newton, Massachusetts

Buried Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia, New York

Proposed by L. G. Clark

Elected 4 November 1854 at age forty

Archivist’s Note: There is a possibility that he did not join the club despite documentation of his election, as his name does not appear in any subsequent printed rosters of membership. He may have chosen not to “qualify” for membership (i.e., pay initiation fees). The Century Association has traditionally recognized such cases as former members, however, as rosters were not published annually and it is possible he joined between printings.