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John W. Mills


Centurion, 1847–unknown

Full Name John Wesley Mills

Born c. 1815 in New Jersey

Died 25 September 1882 in White Plains, New York

Proposed by Samuel E. Lyon

Elected 3 April 1847 at about age thirty-two

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.