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Theodore Voorhees

Civil Engineer

Centurion, 1891–1916

Born 4 June 1847 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 11 March 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Buried Saint Paul’s Episcopal Churchyard, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Proposed by John M. Toucey, Cornelius Vanderbilt II, and George S. Greene Jr.

Elected 7 November 1891 at age forty-four

Century Memorial

Theodore Voorhees, president of the Reading, was one of the ablest railroad men in the country. Through study and through long experience, he had equipped himself for the handling of problems of transportation. One of the distinguished graduates of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, it was through the engineering department that he rose to eminence in the management of railways.

Henry Osborn Taylor
1917 Century Association Yearbook