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Augustine Smith

Merchant (Paper)

Centurion, 1864–1897

Full Name Richard Augustine Smith

Born 27 October 1821 in Virginia

Died 9 January 1897 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by John Priestley and Daniel S. Appleton

Elected 4 June 1864 at age forty-two

Archivist’s Note: Birthdate calculated from his reported age at death of 75 years, 2 months, and 13 days

Century Memorial

We all knew Augustine Smith, whose attendance here was as regular as the workings of an astronomical clock. He took the deepest interest in the affairs of the Club, and was conversant with all the details of its management. Possessed of an ample fortune, acquired in his active business life in the city, he adorned his home with books and works of art, and spent his leisure hours in the society of a large circle of friends. He found his chief pleasure in his membership in The Century, with all which that implies.

Henry E. Howland
1898 Century Association Yearbook