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John L. Fitch


Centurion, 1867–1895

Full Name John Lee Fitch

Born 25 June 1836 in Hartford, Connecticut

Died 5 March 1895 in Yonkers, New York

Buried Old North Cemetery, Hartford, Connecticut

Proposed by Ogden N. Rood and Normand Smith

Elected 3 March 1867 at age thirty

Seconder of:

Century Memorial

John L. Fitch was an artist of acknowledged merit, who studied in Munich and Milan, and passed his professional life here. He was a judicious art critic, and was indefatigable in his services to The Century as a member of its Art Committee, and in the arrangement of its exhibitions.

Henry E. Howland
1896 Century Association Yearbook