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Samuel Colman

Painter/Interior Designer/Writer

Centurion, 1864–1884

Born 4 March 1832 in Portland, Maine

Died 26 March 1920 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York

Proposed by Henry Peters Gray and Daniel Huntington

Elected 6 February 1864 at age thirty-one

Archivist’s Note: He ostensibly resigned in 1868 and was reinstated in December 1875 with a new set of proposers, John L. Fitch and Sanford R. Gifford.