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Bleecker Van Wagenen


Centurion, 1908–1921

Born 10 August 1847 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 11 November 1921 in Bellows Falls, Vermont

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Richard Watson Gilder and Charles Scribner

Elected 4 April 1908 at age sixty

Century Memorial

Bleecker Van Wagenen, for thirty-three years a member of the publishing house of Dodd, Mead & Co., was an active participant in the literary activities of the house, though chiefly on the financial side. In his long residence in the New Jersey suburbs he was associated actively in charitable work.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1922 Century Association Yearbook