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Walter Lester Carr


Centurion, 1904–1944

Born 2 November 1859 in Jersey City, New Jersey

Died 2 February 1944 in Greenfield, Massachusetts

Buried Hillside Cemetery, Wilton, Connecticut

Proposed by Clement Cleveland and Alfred Thayer Mahan

Elected 5 November 1904 at age forty-five

Century Memorial

Walter Lester Carr. [Born] 1859. Physician, author. For more than half a century a leading pediatrician of the city; clinical professor at Bellevue; author of textbook, “Practice of Pediatrics”; attending and consulting physician at several hospitals; able administrator of clinics; pioneer in the creation and maintenance of higher standards in the handling of milk; familiar figure of the Club, beloved by all.

Geoffrey Parsons, Secretary
Annual Meeting Necrology, 11 January 1945