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D. Williamson Lee

Merchant (Leather)

Centurion, 1852–1886

Full Name David Williamson Lee

Born 29 November 1826 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 18 January 1886 in South Orange, New Jersey

Proposed by Charles M. Leupp

Elected 15 May 1852 at age twenty-five

Archivist’s Note: Treasurer of the Century Association, 1854–1856. Brother-in-law of Charles M. Leupp.

Century Memorial

[T]he list of those deceased includes 16 names, which, ranged in the order of seniority of membership, are those of Asher B. Durand, John H. Platt, D. Williamson Lee, Thomas B. Coddington, Henry J. Scudder, Charles S. Seyton, David Van Nostrand, James M. Redmond, Samuel J. Tilden, Chester A. Arthur, Charles Short, Alfred Wilkinson, James Kent, S. Oakley Vanderpoel, Austin Flint and John Forsyth. The average length of membership of those who compose this list was twenty-one years and four months.

Horace W. Robbins
1887 Century Association Reports