Jesse Grant Chapline
|Jesse Grant Chapline|
13 January 1870|
|Died||4 July 1937
|Known for||Founded La Salle Extension University|
Life and career 
Born in Waverly, Missouri, he graduated from St. Louis College. He founded LSEU in 1908. Chapline hired Napoleon Hill as LSEU advertising manager and is acknowledged as an inspiration in Hill's best-seller Think and Grow Rich.
He served as director of the Commercial Research Association, manager of John Wanamaker's Century Club in Philadelphia, and as president of the Associated Publishing Company. Chapline died in Chicago, Illinois.
- Bishop, Glenn A. and Paul Thomas Gilbert Chicago's accomplishments and leaders. Bishop Pub. Co., 1932
- Herringshaw, Mae Felts (1919). Herringshaw's City Blue Book of Biography: Chicagoans of 1919. Clark J. Herringshaw Pub. Co.
- Press Club of Chicago (1922). Official reference book.
- Hill, Napoleon (1937). Think and Grow Rich. Wilder Publications, ISBN 978-1-60459-187-3
- Staff report (July 3, 1937). Jesse G. Chapline, Noted Educator, Dies Suddenly. Chicago Tribune
- Staff report (July 6, 1937). Jesse G. Chapline; Head of the La Salle Extension University Dies in Chicago. New York Times
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