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George Blagden


Centurion, 1874–1905

Born 29 April 1835 in Boston, Massachusetts

Died 1 January 1905 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Proposed by Joseph H. Choate and James C. Carter

Elected 3 October 1874 at age thirty-nine

Archivist’s Note: Father of George Blagden

Proposer of:

Century Memorial

George Blagden, though feeble health has for some years kept him away, was in former years a familiar figure in the rooms of The Century, of which he had been a member more than thirty years. Of New England birth, and a graduate of Harvard, he early entered the banking business, in this city and was for a long time a member of the firm of Clark, Dodge, & Co. He was active in charitable work, especially that of the time-honored Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor of which he was for many years a manager. His kindly disposition and sterling character won for him a large circle of friends in The Century, where his memory is cordially cherished.

Edward Cary
1905 Century Association Yearbook