Edgar R. Champlin

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Edgar Robert Champlin
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27th Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts[1][2]
In office
January 1899 – January 1901
Preceded by Alvin F. Sortwell
Succeeded by David T. Dickinson
Member of the Board of Aldermen of Cambridge, Massachusetts[1]
In office
Member of the Common Council of Cambridge, Massachusetts[1]
In office
1885[1] – 1887[1]
Personal details
Born November 9, 1858[1][2]
Died November 8, 1932[3]
Boston, Massachusetts[3]
Political party Republican[3]
Spouse(s) Katherine E. Paine, m. December 12, 1883.[4]
Alma mater Harvard Law School,[5] class of 1880[4]

Edgar Robert Champlin (November 9, 1858 – November 8, 1932) was a Massachusetts lawyer, banker,[1] and politician who served as the twenty seventh Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts.[1][2]

Legal career[edit]

Champlin attended Harvard Law School, graduating in June 1880.[4] Champlin also read for the law in the law offices of Richard Henry Dana, Jr. and Lewis S. Dabney.[4]

Even before he graduated from Harvard Law School, Champlin was admitted to the bar, in April 1880.[4]

Family life[edit]

Champlin married Katherine E. Paine of Cambridge on December 12, 1883.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Marquis, Albert Nelson (1909), Who's Who in New England, Volume 1, Chicago, IL: A. N. Marquis & Company, p. 200. 
  2. ^ a b c Marquis, Albert Nelson (1915), Who's Who in New England, Volume 2, Chicago, IL: A. N. Marquis & Company, p. 194. 
  3. ^ a b c New York Times (November 9, 1932), EX-MAYOR CHAMPLIN OF CAMBRIDGE DEAD; President of a Bank Brigadier General on Staffs of Two Governors. PRACTICED LAW 25 YEARS As Member of Charles River Dam Commission Had Much to Do With Beautifying Riverfront., New York, NY: The New York Times, p. 19. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Reno, Conrad (1901), Memoirs of the Judiciary and The Bar of New England for the Nineteenth Century, Volume III, Boston, MA: The Century Memorial Publishing Company, p. 404. 
  5. ^ Harvard Alumni Association (1910), Harvard University Directory, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, p. 870. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Alvin F. Sortwell
27th Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts
January 1899 - January 1901
Succeeded by
David T. Dickinson