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Theodore Roosevelt

Merchant (Plate Glass)/Philanthropist/Civic Affairs

Centurion, 1864–1878

Born 22 September 1831 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 9 February 1878 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by William J. Hoppin

Elected 12 November 1864 at age thirty-three

Archivist’s Note: Brother of Cornelius Van Schaick Roosevelt, James A. Roosevelt, Robert Barnwell Roosevelt, and Silas Weir Roosevelt; father of Theodore Roosevelt; uncle of Alfred Roosevelt, James West Roosevelt, and W. Emlen Roosevelt; great uncle-in-law of Franklin D. Roosevelt; great-grandfather of J. Willard Roosevelt

Century Memorial

Theodore Roosevelt offers a bright example of the consecration of fortune and the sacrifice of ease to noble works of benevolence. That charity for all, which was practical and efficient in the outer world, found its expression among us in kindly courtesy, which won the affectionate regard of his fellow members.

Augustus R. Macdonough
1879 Century Association Reports