century association biographical archive

Earliest Members of the Century Association

View all members

James Colles Jr.


Centurion, 1854–1876

Born 10 July 1828 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Died 13 September 1898 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by William J. Hoppin

Elected 4 March 1854 at age twenty-five

Archivist’s Note: He ostensibly resigned sometime between 1857 and 1860 and was reinstated in May 1867 with a new proposer, James Renwick Jr. Father of Christopher J. Colles.