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Fitz Hugh Ludlow

Author/Journalist/Explorer

Centurion, 1864–1865

Born 11 September 1836 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 12 September 1870 in Geneva, Switzerland

Proposed by Albert Bierstadt and John H. Gourlie

Elected 7 May 1864 at age twenty-seven

Archivist’s Note: In March 1861, three years before his election, he published a two-part series about the social life at the Century in the New York Commercial Advertiser. His former wife married his proposer Albert Bierstadt in 1866.

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