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Robert Bayard


Centurion, 1847–unknown

Born 12 July 1797 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 4 February 1878 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Charles M. Leupp

Elected 4 December 1847 at age fifty

Archivist’s Note: There is a possibility that he did not join the club despite documentation of his election, as his name does not appear in any subsequent printed rosters of membership. He may have chosen not to “qualify” for membership (i.e., pay initiation fees). The Century Association has traditionally recognized such cases as former members, however, as rosters were not published annually and it is possible he joined between printings.