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Clinton Scollard


Centurion, 1904–1932

Born 18 September 1860 in Clinton, New York

Died 19 November 1932 in Kent, Connecticut

Buried Sunset Hill Cemetery, Clinton, New York

Proposed by Frank Dempster Sherman and Edmund C. Stedman

Elected 2 April 1904 at age forty-three

Century Memorial

Clinton Scollard was a poet of distinction. In the earlier part of his eighteen-years’ membership in the Century, he was often at the Club, exchanging ideas with kindred spirits such as George E. Woodberry, Frank Dempster Sherman, Richard Watson Gilder, John Kendrick Bangs and Edmund Clarence Stedman, but during some years past, ill health had kept him secluded at his ancestral home. Scollard was a gentle soul, inclined perhaps to reserve in his intercourse with others, but of sterling character and fine intellectual discrimination.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1933 Century Association Yearbook