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O. DeF. Grant

Manufacturer (Locomotives)

Centurion, 1855–1869

Full Name Oliver DeForest Grant

Born 24 September 1807 in Wallingford, Connecticut

Died 24 November 1869 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Charles M. Leupp

Elected 7 April 1855 at age forty-seven

Century Memorial

The second that marks the absence of Barstow, Cozzens, Grant, Logan and Mason, reminds us that in widening its limits and varying its composition the Century multiplies its losses, when it can number among those of one year, the merchant, the soldier, the author, and the jurist.

Augustus R. Macdonough
Annual Meeting Minutes, 8 January 1870