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Prescott Evarts


Centurion, 1919–1931

Born 10 October 1859 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 13 April 1931 in Saranac Lake, New York

Buried Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Proposed by James B. Ludlow and Charles C. Burlingham

Elected 1 February 1919 at age fifty-nine

Archivist’s Note: Son of William M. Evarts; brother of Allen W. Evarts; brother-in-law of Charles C. Beaman and Charles H. Tweed; father of William M. Evarts; uncle of Edward Newton Perkins, Maxwell Evarts Perkins, and Harrison Tweed

Century Memorial

Prescott Evarts, son of that old-time Centurion, wit and statesman, Senator William M. Evarts, began his life-work as a master at St. Paul’s School, from which he himself had graduated. At New York he was identified with the Church of the Holy Communion, then became Rector of the Zion Church at Wappingers Falls, and in 1901 was called to Christ Church, Cambridge, where he remained until he retired from the ministry in 1930. He was a quiet, intellectual man, much loved by friends and parishioners.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1932 Century Association Yearbook