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Samuel J. Tilden

Lawyer/Governor of New York

Centurion, 1866–1886

Full Name Samuel Jones Tilden

Born 9 February 1814 in New Lebanon, New York

Died 4 August 1886 in Yonkers, New York

Buried Cemetery of the Evergreens, New Lebanon, New York

Proposed by Abram S. Hewitt and Edmund H. Miller

Elected 3 November 1866 at age fifty-two

Seconder of:

Century Memorial

The names of Samuel J. Tilden and Chester A. Arthur recall everything that is recent in our national history.

Horace W. Robbins
1887 Century Association Reports