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William B. Ogden

Politician/Mayor of Chicago/Railroad

Centurion, 1857–1877

Full Name William Butler Ogden

Born 15 June 1805 in Walton, New York

Died 3 August 1877 in New York (Bronx), New York

Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York

Proposed by Thomas P. Rossiter

Elected 29 April 1857 at age fifty-one

Proposer of:

Century Memorial

The Club has lost by death during the year the following members: James W. Beekman, John Winthrop Chanler, Alpheus B. Crosby, Frederick Fawcett, Henry Peters Gray, William P. Lee, Marshall Pepoon, Edward Seymour, J. Butler Wright, Charles E. Milnor, William B. Ogden, and J. V. L. Pruyn. Most of these were old members of the Century, many of them eminent in the community and leaders in their respective walks of life, and several of them among the most loved of our associates.

Augustus R. Macdonough
1878 Century Association Reports