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James Colles Jr.

Merchant

Centurion, 1854–1876

Born 10 July 1828 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Died 13 September 1898 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by William J. Hoppin

Elected 4 March 1854 at age twenty-five

Archivist’s Note: He ostensibly resigned sometime between 1857 and 1860 and was reinstated in May 1867 with a new proposer, James Renwick Jr.