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Benjamin P. Davis


Centurion, 1892–1905

Full Name Benjamin Price Davis

Born 31 December 1843 in New York (Brooklyn), New York

Died 8 October 1905 in Paris, France

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Richard Butler and William H. Fuller

Elected 4 June 1892 at age forty-eight

Century Memorial

Benjamin P. Davis was one of the old-time business men of the city. Born in Brooklyn, sixty-three years ago, he was for many years of the firm of Davis, Hard & Rand, coffee importers, which he represented for some time at Rio Janeiro. He retired from active business in 1889, since which date he had travelled extensively. He was at one time a governor of the Union League Club, where he made his home when in this country, and was actively interested in the Long Island Historical Society.

Edward Cary
1906 Century Association Yearbook