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Samuel Colman

Painter/Interior Designer/Writer

Centurion, 1864–1884

Born 4 March 1832 in Portland, Maine

Died 26 March 1920 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy, Bronx, New York

Proposed by Henry Peters Gray and Daniel Huntington

Elected 6 February 1864 at age thirty-one

Archivist’s Note: He ostensibly resigned sometime between 1866 and 1869 and was reinstated in December 1875 with a new set of proposers, John L. Fitch and Sanford R. Gifford.