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Carl A. de Gersdorff


Centurion, 1909–1944

Full Name Carl August de Gersdorff

Born 10 July 1865 in Salem, Massachusetts

Died 21 January 1944 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Stockbridge Cemetery, Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Proposed by Joseph H. Choate and Edward C. Henderson

Elected 5 June 1909 at age forty-three

Archivist’s Note: Son-in-law of Frederic Crowninshield; brother of George B. de Gersdorff; father-in-law of David Percy Morgan

Century Memorial

Carl August de Gersdorff. [Born] 1865. Lawyer. For more than 50 years practitioner at the New York Bar, becoming the senior partner in one of the city’s leading firms; a master negotiator, he became a specialist in railroad finance, playing an important role in a number of major reorganizations; Bostonian by birth and upbringing, he was the calm, restraining influence of his firm, a figure of quiet dignity always.

Geoffrey Parsons, Secretary
Annual Meeting Necrology, 11 January 1945