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James B. Andrews


Centurion, 1862–1909

Full Name James Bruyn Andrews

Born 22 September 1842 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 27 August 1909 in Aachen, Germany

Proposed by Frederick Fawcett and Edmund M. Young

Elected 3 May 1862 at age nineteen

Archivist’s Note: Son-in-law of Cyrus W. Field. He is the youngest elected member (at age nineteen) who is certain to have joined the Century Association (cf. L. Goupil).

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Century Memorial

James Bruyn Andrews was a Centurion of long standing, having been elected forty-seven years ago. He was an amateur and critic of quality, and in the study of folk-lore stood high as an authority. He was a New Yorker and a practising lawyer of high standing, a graduate of Yale. His life was spent in large measure over the sea, partly in the consular service, but latterly and for a long time in the care of feeble health. Though his work as a scholar was frequently interrupted, it had sterling merit and he received recognition from the French Academy for his masterly researches. His work was its own sufficient reward and in its enjoyment, without haste but almost without rest, he lived to the end.

William Milligan Sloane
1910 Century Association Yearbook