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Robert B. Minturn


Centurion, 1862–1889

Full Name Robert Bowne Minturn

Born 21 February 1836 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 15 December 1889 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum, Manhattan, New York

Proposed by Claudius E. Habicht and John H. Gourlie

Elected 3 May 1862 at age twenty-six

Archivist’s Note: Treasurer of the Century Association, 1885. He ostensibly resigned in 1868 and was reinstated in December 1874 with a new set of proposers, William Cullen Bryant and Francis A. Stout. Father of Robert Shaw Minturn; brother-in-law of Mahlon D. Sands; father-in-law of Henry Dwight Sedgwick Jr. and Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes; grandfather of Francis Minturn Sedgwick.

Proposer of:

Century Memorial

Robert B. Minturn, for a time the Treasurer of the Club, always maintained the high character inherited from a father well known and honored as one of New York’s most distinguished merchants, and he was always regarded as one of our most valued members.

Henry E. Howland
1890 Century Association Yearbook