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Joseph W. Drexel


Centurion, 1881–1888

Full Name Joseph William Drexel

Born 24 January 1833 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Died 25 March 1888 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Proposed by J. Pierpont Morgan, Robert Gordon, Henry G. Marquand, and Richard Butler

Elected 1 October 1881 at age forty-eight

Century Memorial

Joseph W. Drexel and Frederick A. Potts were honored and honorable representatives of the business men among our members, high-minded, of broad views and foremost in enterprise, charity and public spirit.

Henry E. Howland
1889 Century Association Reports