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Charles Short

Professor of Latin

Centurion, 1868–1886

Born 28 May 1821 in Haverhill, Massachusetts

Died 24 December 1886 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, New York

Proposed by Henry Drisler, Lewis M. Rutherfurd, and Ogden N. Rood

Elected 5 December 1868 at age forty-seven

Century Memorial

[T]he list of those deceased includes 16 names, which, ranged in the order of seniority of membership, are those of Asher B. Durand, John H. Platt, D. Williamson Lee, Thomas B. Coddington, Henry J. Scudder, Charles S. Seyton, David Van Nostrand, James M. Redmond, Samuel J. Tilden, Chester A. Arthur, Charles Short, Alfred Wilkinson, James Kent, S. Oakley Vanderpoel, Austin Flint and John Forsyth. The average length of membership of those who compose this list was twenty-one years and four months.

Horace W. Robbins
1887 Century Association Reports