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J. Adriance Bush


Centurion, 1891–1905

Full Name John Adriance Bush

Born 29 May 1850 in Rye, New York

Died 15 November 1905 in Valhalla, New York

Buried Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, New York

Proposed by Joseph H. Choate and Daniel M. Stimson

Elected 5 December 1891 at age forty-one

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Century Memorial

John Adriance Bush was born at Rye, New York, in 1850, of Dutch descent, and was educated at Columbia College and Law School. He was prominent in practice connected with industrial corporations, was for ten years the representative of the City of New York in the management of the Brooklyn Bridge, and was active in the scheme of bridging the Hudson between Fort Washington and Fort Lee. Later he devoted himself to bankruptcy law, and published a work on the Act of 1898, which is recognized in the profession as authoritative. He was an ardent lover of out-door sports. His club connections were numerous and varied, including nearly all the more important in the city.

Edward Cary
1906 Century Association Yearbook