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George F. Allen

Manufacturer (Iron Works)/Trustee

Centurion, 1847–1863

Full Name George Featherstonhaugh Allen

Born 22 February 1810 in Byfield, New York

Died 29 August 1863 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Asher B. Durand

Elected 3 April 1847 at age thirty-seven

Archivist’s Note: He ostensibly resigned sometime before 1851 and was reinstated in February 1859 with a new proposer, Francis Lieber. Brother of Horatio Allen; uncle of Horatio M. Allen.

Century Memorial

And who among us that enjoyed the society of the lamented Allen can ever forget the charm of his mild earnestness, the reality there was in the man, the feeling that he always diffused about him of devotion to the noblest purposes, and the affection with which even those who saw him only here learned to regard a character so gentle and serious, and a disposition so genial and engaging?

Augustus R. Macdonough
Annual Meeting Minutes, 9 January 1864