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George F. Canfield


Centurion, 1912–1933

Full Name George Folger Canfield

Born 21 August 1854 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 15 November 1933 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Saint Philips Episcopal Church Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina

Proposed by Joseph H. Choate and Charles S. Fairchild

Elected 6 April 1912 at age fifty-seven

Century Memorial

During more than twenty years, George Folger Canfield had conducted as its president the affairs of the State Charities Aid Association. This public service followed nearly four decades in the professorship of law at Columbia and eleven years of private legal practice. In his work for charity he succeeded Joseph H. Choate; each of these fellow-Centurions gave the best of himself to this kindly public duty. His legal knowledge, equally with his executive capacity, made him a notable citizen of his period.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1934 Century Association Yearbook