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Watson R. Sperry


Centurion, 1878–1926

Full Name Watson Robertson Sperry

Born 25 June 1842 in Sauquoit, New York

Died 13 February 1926 in Hartford, Connecticut

Buried Saint Matthews Cemetery, Unadilla, New York

Proposed by John F. Weir and William Cullen Bryant

Elected 1 November 1878 at age thirty-six

Century Memorial

One of [Charles Hopkins] Clark]’s most efficient lieutenants on the Courant is on our list tonight. Watson L. Sperry was for seventeen years both a shareholder and editorial writer of that newspaper, and helped to sustain its high repute. Like many other journalists in many American cities, he got his first training on the old New York Evening Post.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1927 Century Association Yearbook