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George B. Blake Jr.

Army Officer

Centurion, 1866–unknown

Full Name George Baty Blake Jr.

Born 13 December 1838 in Boston, Massachusetts

Died 17 June 1884 in Washington, District of Columbia

Buried Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Proposed by Thomas Kinnicutt and James C. Carter

Elected 3 November 1866 at age twenty-seven

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.