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Shepherd Knapp


Centurion, 1847–1850

Born 7 January 1795 in Cummington, Massachusetts

Died 22 February 1875 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by N/A: Founder

Elected 13 January 1847 at age fifty-two

Century Memorial

Knapp was the president of the Mechanics Bank and was chairman of a public meeting that protested the repudiation of much of the Missouri Compromise as “a wanton, aggressive revival of agitation and irritation concerning Slavery.”

William A. Frosch
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