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Alexander E. Hosack


Centurion, 1849–unknown

Full Name Alexander Eddy Hosack

Born 6 April 1805 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 2 March 1871 in Newport, Rhode Island

Buried Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum, Manhattan, New York

Proposed by David C. Colden

Elected 3 February 1849 at age forty-three

Archivist’s Note: There is a possibility that he did not join the club despite documentation of his election, as his name does not appear in any subsequent printed rosters of membership. He may have chosen not to “qualify” for membership (i.e., pay initiation fees). The Century Association has traditionally recognized such cases as former members, however, as rosters were not published annually and it is possible he joined between printings.