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Samuel C. Van Dusen


Centurion, 1908–1934

Full Name Samuel Clinton Van Dusen

Born 27 January 1862 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 11 October 1934 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Elgin R. L. Gould and Walter Clark

Elected 5 December 1908 at age forty-six

Century Memorial

Older frequenters of the Club will remember Samuel Clinton Van Dusen as an invariable member of the group which, a dozen years ago, sat of an evening at the Northwest table in the dining room. Van Dusen’s shrewd face, topped with the curly reddish crop of hair, always looked out on the rest of the cheerful company from his post between those other older-time Centurions, Lippincott and Edward [sic: Edwin] Baldwin. Somewhat reticent in manner, he was none the less constantly active in the interests of the Club. Van Dusen served his term with Dunning on the House Committee, at a time when the duties of that body were made more than usually arduous by accidental circumstances of the day.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1935 Century Association Yearbook