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Archibald W. Speir


Centurion, 1868–1910

Full Name Archibald Walker Speir

Born 31 July 1841 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 30 March 1910 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York

Proposed by John Priestley and Samuel A. Strang

Elected 3 October 1868 at age twenty-seven

Archivist’s Note: Son of Gilbert M. Speir; brother of Gilbert M. Speir Jr.

Century Memorial

Archibald W. Speir had a life-long association with The Century. His father, Judge [Gilbert M.] Speir, was elected in 1849, three years after the beginning, and the son’s name was on the list of resident members for forty-two years. Mr. Speir retired from the active practice of his profession, the law, many years before his death. His varied interests led him to membership in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural Science, and in many other organizations and societies.

George William Knox
1911 Century Association Yearbook