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George Blagden


Centurion, 1905–1934

Full Name George Blagden Jr.

Born 17 October 1866 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 22 March 1934 in Augusta, Georgia

Buried Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Proposed by Wheeler H. Peckham and James J. Higginson

Elected 3 June 1905 at age thirty-eight

Archivist’s Note: Son of George Blagden

Seconder of:

Century Memorial

George Blagden was another successful Wall Street man who directed the energies of his later life to the public interest. He was for many years on the board of St. Luke’s Hospital, treasurer of the Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor, and active director in many other philanthropies. It was lately the fashion, on the floor of the Seventy-third Congress, to hold up to execration men of wealth as heartless exploiters whose main concern was grinding the faces of the poor. It would be charitable to believe that the orators at Washington had never heard of the unostentatious social history of these New York business men.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1935 Century Association Yearbook