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Henry Stephens Washington


Centurion, 1902–1934

Born 15 January 1867 in Newark, New Jersey

Died 7 January 1934 in Washington, District of Columbia

Buried All Saints Memorial Church Cemetery, Navesink, New Jersey

Proposed by George F. Kunz and James Furman Kemp

Elected 6 December 1902 at age thirty-five

Seconder of:

Century Memorial

Henry Stephens Washington was one of the country’s outstanding geologists. On some of the more obscure problems of that interesting science—the chemical composition of rocks and minerals, for instance,—he stood at the head in his field of investigation. His reputation was world-wide; he was a distinguished member of scientific bodies in half a dozen countries and carried the decorations of their governments.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1934 Century Association Yearbook