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Gideon Lee

Merchant (Leather)/Real Estate

Centurion, 1859–1894

Born 28 March 1824 in Putnam County, New York

Died 22 April 1894 in San Antonio, Texas

Buried Raymond Hill Cemetery, Carmel, New York

Proposed by Abraham M. Cozzens

Elected 4 June 1859 at age thirty-five

Archivist’s Note: Son of (nonmember) Gideon Lee, mayor of New York City from 1833 to 1834; uncle of Charles H. Lee

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Gideon Lee was by reason of his residence out of the city, and his infrequent attendance of late years, but little known to our present members; but the tradition of him is that he was of the standard required of Centurions in the days when he joined their ranks; and we can only regret that circumstances have deprived us of his society for so many years.

Henry E. Howland
1895 Century Association Yearbook