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David Van Nostrand


Centurion, 1863–1886

Born 5 December 1811 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 14 June 1886 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by John H. Gourlie and John Ordronaux

Elected 6 June 1863 at age fifty-one

Century Memorial

[T]he list of those deceased includes 16 names, which, ranged in the order of seniority of membership, are those of Asher B. Durand, John H. Platt, D. Williamson Lee, Thomas B. Coddington, Henry J. Scudder, Charles S. Seyton, David Van Nostrand, James M. Redmond, Samuel J. Tilden, Chester A. Arthur, Charles Short, Alfred Wilkinson, James Kent, S. Oakley Vanderpoel, Austin Flint and John Forsyth. The average length of membership of those who compose this list was twenty-one years and four months.

Horace W. Robbins
1887 Century Association Reports