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Bronson Winthrop


Centurion, 1908–1944

Full Name Frederic Bronson Winthrop

Born 22 December 1863 in Paris, France

Died 14 July 1944 in Syosset, New York

Buried Saint Marks Church-in-the-Bowery Churchyard, Manhattan, New York

Proposed by Joseph H. Choate and Lewis A. Stimson

Elected 1 February 1908 at age forty-four

Archivist’s Note: Son of Egerton L. Winthrop; grandson of Benjamin R. Winthrop

Century Memorial

Bronson Winthrop. [Born] 1863. Lawyer. Descendant of John Winthrop, who was governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1629; graduate of Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, with a brilliant record in each; called by his partner, Elihu Root, “the finest legal mind of his generation”; at the end of his career, senior partner of Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam and Roberts, Centurions all; long active in the charities of the city; gentleman of an older school with a courtesy that came from the heart.

Geoffrey Parsons, Secretary
Annual Meeting Necrology, 11 January 1945