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Allen Thorndike Rice


Centurion, 1878–1889

Full Name Charles Allen Thorndike Rice

Born 18 June 1851 in Boston, Massachusetts

Died 16 May 1889 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Proposed by Charles P. Daly and William H. Appleton

Elected 7 December 1878 at age twenty-seven

Century Memorial

Allen Thorndike Rice was a young man of great culture and literary enterprise. As editor of the North American Review he wielded and directed a trenchant pen, and brought the magazine he controlled into wide notice through the vigorous and caustic articles it contained. Having been appointed Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Court of St. Petersburg, he was on the eve of departure to this new post of duty when he was seized with the sudden illness which terminated his life.

Henry E. Howland
1890 Century Association Yearbook