John Putnam Chapin
|John Putnam Chapin|
|10th Mayor of Chicago|
|Preceded by||Augustus Garrett|
|Succeeded by||James Curtiss|
April 21, 1810|
|Died||July 27, 1864
Chapin left his hometown to enter the mercantile business in Haverhill, New Hampshire before moving to Chicago in 1832. In Chicago he became a member of the wholesale and retail merchants firm Wadsworth, Dyer & Chapin until it was dissolved in 1843. Following the dissolution of the firm, Chapin joined the Canal Boat Transportation Company.
Following his term as Mayor, Chapin was elected to the city council in 1859. In 1861, he was nominated by the Union ticket for the office of Commissioner of Public Works. As Chapin was a Republican, he declined the nomination as he felt it was a mischievous move on the part of the Democrats.
- "Death of an Old Citizen". Chicago Tribune (Chicago). 1864-06-28.
- Walker, Thomas (11-04-2008). "Chicago Mayor 1846". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 06-05-2012.
- Chapin, John Putnam (04-12-1861). "Important Announcement". Chicago Tribune (Chicago).