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William H. Schieffelin


Centurion, 1887–1893

Full Name William Henry Schieffelin

Born 20 August 1836 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 21 June 1895 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Churchyard, Bedford, New York

Proposed by Frederic H. Betts and Henry E. Howland

Elected 19 March 1887 at age fifty

Archivist’s Note: Father of William J. Schieffelin; son-in-law of John Jay; uncle of John Jay Chapman and William Jay; grandfather of Bayard Schieffelin and William J. Schieffelin Jr.