IN MEMORIAM: Augustus Blagden Kinsolving

by Jane Ahrens

Augustus Blagden Kinsolving, 77, died on March 27, 2017. He was a resident of Fishers Island, NY, after having lived for many years in New York, NY.

The son of the late Rev. Arthur Lee Kinsolving and the late Mary Blagden Kinsolving, he is survived by his former wife, Monique Kinsolving, daughter Isabelle Farrar, son Arthur Kinsolving, and four grandchildren: Alexander and Henry Kinsolving, and Maya and Celeste Farrar.

He graduated from Episcopal High School, Philips Exeter Academy, Yale College, Oxford University—Christ Church (Rhodes Scholar), and Harvard Law School. He worked as an attorney, starting at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, continuing with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and devoting the majority of his career to the American Smelting and Refining Company (“ASARCO”) as attorney and General Counsel. For many years, he was a member of, and led, the committee for the selection of American Rhodes Scholars.

A memorial service will be held at the Union Chapel, Fishers Island, NY on Saturday, April 8 at 1 PM, with a reception immediately following at the American Legion. Ground transportation will be provided on Fishers Island. Donations may be made to the Fishers Island Sea Stretcher, P.O. Box 123, Fishers Island, NY 06390 or at

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USCG Eagle passing the Race early morning March 18, 2023 on her return from the Chesapeake Bay. Photo Credit Marlin Bloethe

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