Full Name George Gordon Smith
Born 31 August 1816 in New York (Manhattan), New York
Died 27 September 1854 in North Atlantic, At Sea
Proposed by Charles M. Leupp
Elected 6 April 1850 at age thirty-three
Archivist’s Note: Treasurer of the Century Association, 1852–1854. He died in the sinking of the paddle steamer SS Arctic, which collided with the fishing vessel SS Vesta 50 miles off the coast of Newfoundland while en route from Liverpool to New York.
George G. Smith—our late treasurer—was lost in the steamer Arctic, on her voyage from Liverpool to New York. He was an intelligent and amiable man, and was universally esteemed. His melancholy death awakened a profound sorrow in a large circle of friends.
John H. Gourlie
“The Origin and History of the Century,” 1856