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Thomas A. Emmet

Civil Engineer

Centurion, 1847–unknown

Full Name Thomas Addis Emmet

Born 4 June 1818 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 12 January 1880 in Carmel, New York

Buried Pelham, New York

Proposed by N/A: Founder

Elected 13 January 1847 at age twenty-eight

Archivist’s Note: 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. Uncle of William Temple Emmet; great-uncle of Richard S. Emmet.