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Charles E. Anderson


Centurion, 1851–unknown

Full Name Charles Edward Anderson

Born 5 September 1807 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 6 October 1889 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Gulian C. Verplanck

Elected 3 May 1851 at age forty-three

Archivist’s Note: Birthdate calculated from his reported age at death of 82 years, 1 month, and 1 day. Brother of Henry James Anderson. There is a possibility that he did not join the club despite documentation of his election, as his name does not appear in any subsequent printed rosters of membership. He may have chosen not to “qualify” for membership (i.e., pay initiation fees). The Century Association has traditionally recognized such cases as former members, however, as rosters were not published annually and it is possible he joined between printings.