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James W. Alexander


Centurion, 1890–1915

Full Name James Wadell Alexander

Born 19 July 1839 in Princeton, New Jersey

Died 21 September 1915 in Tuxedo, New York

Buried Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, New Jersey

Proposed by Charles C. Beaman and Stuyvesant F. Morris

Elected 4 October 1890 at age fifty-one

Archivist’s Note: Brother of William Alexander; father-in-law of John White Alexander

Century Memorial

James Waddell Alexander, a graduate of Princeton of the class of ’60, was long engaged in the service of the Equitable Life Assurance Society, and for some years its President. A man of warm and genial temper, he had many friends, and was for a number of years President of the University Club and the Princeton Club of New York.

Henry Osborn Taylor
1916 Century Association Yearbook