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Samuel A. B. Abbott


Centurion, 1893–1931

Full Name Samuel Appleton Brown Abbott

Born 6 March 1846 in Lowell, Massachusetts

Died 19 June 1931 in Rome, Italy

Buried Campo Cestio, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Proposed by Charles Follen McKim, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and Joseph H. Choate

Elected 2 December 1893 at age forty-seven

Century Memorial

At intervals in his legal practice, Samuel Appleton Browne Abbott served the public in an interesting variety of duties. He had shouldered his musket in the Civil War, had kept Boston in order as police commissioner, directed the Boston Public Library both as President of the Board and as acting librarian, and helped in conducting the American Academy at Rome. The longer most of us live, the more our wonderment grows at the versatility displayed in such activities by the American citizen.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1932 Century Association Yearbook