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John W. Ehninger


Centurion, 1854–1889

Full Name John Whetton Ehninger

Born 22 July 1827 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 22 January 1889 in Saratoga, New York

Proposed by Charles E. Strong

Elected 7 January 1854 at age twenty-six

Archivist’s Note: He ostensibly resigned sometime between 1855 and 1857 and was reinstated in May 1866 with a new proposer, Eastman Johnson.

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John W. Ehninger was for many years one of the best known members of the Century, and has always been one of its most valued members. He was an artist of distinction and great cleverness, as shown by many of his works now on our walls; possessed rare social qualities, which made him a centre of every circle; and although for several years his residence in another city of this State has withdrawn him from active inter course with his many friends here, he retained his interest in the Club to the last, and his memory will long be cherished.

Henry E. Howland
1890 Century Association Yearbook