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David S. Egleston

Merchant (Iron)/Banker

Centurion, 1878–1908

Full Name David Stebbins Egleston

Born 22 November 1830 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 1 January 1908 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Charles Lanier and J. Pierpont Morgan

Elected 6 April 1878 at age forty-seven

Archivist’s Note: Brother of Thomas Egleston

Supporter of:

Century Memorial

David Stebbins Egleston was another of the mature and tried members of The Century with whom the authors and artists of its list found hearty appreciation. He was seventy-eight at death [sic: seventy-seven] and had been among us for twenty-nine years [sic: thirty]. He was a master in his business, a liberal supporter of his church and its charities, a trusted and faithful director of important financial institutions, but withal a citizen of the intellectual and artistic world. He lived without bustle, solid and true as the steel in which he dealt, and found the renewal of his powers as an amateur of letters and the fine arts. His many friends in this society found him a delightful and stimulating companion.

William Milligan Sloane
1908 Century Association Yearbook