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Edward F. Davison


Centurion, 1865–1879

Full Name Edward Francis Davison

Born 21 December 1827 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 29 March 1879 in New York (Staten Island), New York

Proposed by Lucius Tuckerman and Wolcott Gibbs

Elected 4 November 1865 at age thirty-seven

Archivist’s Note: Father of Charles Stewart Davison and Edgar Mora Davison

Century Memorial

Edward Davison was of too retiring a nature to be known generally among the members, yet those who were his intimates learned that his quiet exterior conceded fine qualities of character, and acquirements of a fine range.

Augustus R. Macdonough
1880 Century Association Reports