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Joseph N. Balestier

Lawyer

Centurion, 1856–1888

Full Name Joseph Nerée Balestier

Born 1 April 1814 in Saint-Pierre, Martinique

Died 25 September 1888 in Brattleboro, Vermont

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Charles M. Leupp and Francis F. Marbury

Elected 4 October 1856 at age forty-two

Archivist’s Note: Grandfather-in-law of Rudyard Kipling

Century Memorial

Dr. Cornelius R. Agnew, Admiral Charles H. Baldwin, Joseph N. Balestier, William Dorsheimer, Joseph W. Drexel, Horace Fairbanks, George H. Forster, Gen. Quincy A. Gillmore, John R. G. Hazard [sic: Hassard], Richard W. Hubbard, Thomas McElrath, Col. Walter McFarland, T. Bailey Myers, Henry E. Pierrepont, Frederick A. Potts, Prof. Robert R. Raymond, Bernard Roelker, Dr. Thomas T. Sabine, Mahlon D. Sands, Dr. Henry B. Sands, Gustav Schwab.

The Club has seldom been called upon to deplore the loss of so many distinguished and valuable members in one year.

Henry E. Howland
1889 Century Association Reports