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William Butler Duncan


Centurion, 1857–1860s

Born 17 March 1830 in Edinburgh, Scotland

Died 20 June 1912 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island

Proposed by Edward Bell and Benjamin R. Winthrop

Elected 7 February 1857 at age twenty-six

Archivist’s Note: Son of Alexander Duncan; brother of David Duncan. He likely resigned or was dropped from the rolls between 1866 and 1868.