Arthur Chapin

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Arthur B. Chapin
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36th Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts
In office
1905 – April 1, 1909
Preceded by Edward S. Bradford
Succeeded by Elmer A. Stevens
Mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts
In office
1899[1] – 1904[2]
Preceded by Michael Connors[3]
Succeeded by Nathan P. Avery[4]
Personal details
Born November 17, 1868[5]
Chicopee, Massachusetts[5]
Died March 20, 1943(1943-03-20) (aged 74)[6]
Holyoke, Massachusetts[6]
Political party Republican
Alma mater Amherst College[5]
Profession Bank director
Writer
Lawyer
Politician[5]

Arthur B. Chapin (November 17, 1868 – March 20, 1943) was an American politician who served as the Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts from 1905–1909.

Chapin was born on November 17, 1868 in Chicopee, Massachusetts. He attended Phillips Andover Academy and graduated from Amherst College in 1891. He spent two years as a writer for The Youth's Companion. He was admitted to the Hampden County bar in 1895 after studying law under his father, Judge Henry Chapin.[5]

Chapin was hired as the Solicitor of Holyoke, Massachusetts in 1896 and two years later he was elected Mayor of the city. He was elected Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts in 1904, an office he held until April 1, 1909 when he resigned to become State Bank Commissioner.[5][7] He resigned as bank commissioner on January 15, 1912 in order to become a vice-president of the American Trust Company.[8]

Chapin died on March 20, 1943 in Holyoke, Massachusetts.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ City of Holyoke (1908), Municipal register of the City of Holyoke for 1908, Holyoke, MA: The Holyoke Board of Aldermen, p. 460. 
  2. ^ City of Holyoke (1908), Municipal register of the City of Holyoke for 1908, Holyoke, MA: The Holyoke Board of Aldermen, p. 465. 
  3. ^ City of Holyoke (1908), Municipal register of the City of Holyoke for 1908, Holyoke, MA: The Holyoke Board of Aldermen, p. 459. 
  4. ^ City of Holyoke (1908), Municipal register of the City of Holyoke for 1908, Holyoke, MA: The Holyoke Board of Aldermen, p. 466. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f Who's Who in State Politics. Boston, MA: Practical Politics. 1908. p. 31. 
  6. ^ a b c "ARTHUR B. CHAPIN, 74, BANKER AND LAWYER; Ex-Treasurer of Massachusetts, Once Mayor of Holyoke". The New York Times. March 20, 1943. p. Section BOOKS, Page 15. 
  7. ^ "Chapin Is New Bank Commissioner". The Christian Science Monitor. March 31, 1909. 
  8. ^ "A.B. CHAPIN, STATE BANK COMMISSIONER, RESIGNS HIS OFFICE". The Christian Science Monitor. December 27, 1911. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Edward S. Bradford
36th Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts
1905 – April 1, 1909
Succeeded by
Elmer A. Stevens
Preceded by
Michael Connors
Mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts
1899–1904
Succeeded by
Nathan P. Avery