- Alfred C. Chapin
Alfred Clark Chapin (
March 8, 1848South Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts- October 2, 1936 Montreal, Québec, Canada) was an American lawyer and politician.
He attended the public and private schools and graduated from
Williams College(in Williamstown, Massachusetts) in 1869 and from Harvard Law Schoolin 1871. He was admitted to the bar in 1872 and commenced practice in New York Citywith residence in Brooklyn.
He was a member from Kings County of the
New York State Assemblyin 1882 and 1883, and was Speaker in 1883. On January 13, 1882, he was injured in the same train accident in which State Senator Webster Wagnerwas killed.
New York State Comptrollerfrom 1884 to 1887, and was Mayor of Brooklyn from 1888 to 1891.
Chapin was elected as a Democrat to the
Fifty-second United States Congressto fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of David A. Boodyand served from November 3, 1891to November 16, 1892, when he resigned.
Chapin served as railroad commissioner of New York State from 1892 to 1897, and continued the practice of law, He was also financially interested in various enterprises.
He died while on a visit in
Montreal, Canadain 1936, and was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx.
Hamilton Fish IValso was a U.S. Representativefrom New York.
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