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Allan Campbell


Centurion, 1892–1894

Born 11 October 1815 in Albany, New York

Died 18 March 1894 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Charles A. Peabody, Henry E. Howland, and James K. Ford

Elected 5 November 1892 at age seventy-seven

Century Memorial

Allan Campbell was a distinguished engineer, and in his later years filled many positions of public trust. For nearly half a century he was engaged in his profession upon public works of great importance; and for twenty years was at the head of the engineering force of the New York and Harlem Railroad, and afterwards its president. He served as Commissioner of Public Works in this city; afterwards as Comptroller. He was the candidate for Mayor on the Citizens’ ticket in 1882. He met the usual fate of candidates on reform tickets during the years when the interest of the public is dormant, and its conscience is at rest. But, as his record in public office testified, no man was better qualified to administer municipal affairs than he, and no one deserved more the confidence of his fellow citizens.

Henry E. Howland
1895 Century Association Yearbook