Lewis Henry Lapham

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Lewis Henry Lapham[1] (March 13, 1858 – June 10, 1934)[1][2] was an American entrepreneur who made a fortune consolidating smaller business in the leather industry. He was also one of the founders of Texaco Oil Company.

Biography[edit]

Lapham was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Samantha Lapham (née Vail) and Henry Griffith Lapham, who were second cousins.[1][3]

He built Waveny House[4] in New Canaan, Connecticut, as a summer residence for his family to escape the heat of New York City. The mansion and property are now a public park and arts center in New Canaan.[5][6]

Lapham was the father of San Francisco mayor Roger Lapham, the grandfather of actor Christopher Lloyd, and the great-grandfather of both Lewis H. Lapham, of Harper's Magazine and Sam Lloyd of Scrubs fame.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~battle/celeb/lloyd.htm
  2. ^ "LEWIS H. LAPHAM, FINANCIER, 76, DIES; Retired Leather Merchant Was a Founder of Texas Corporation, an Oil Concern, HELD MANY DIRECTORATES Began Career at 19, Later Joining His Father's Company-Interested in Ship Line". The New York Times. 1934-06-11.
  3. ^ http://www.abebooks.fr/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=185489044&searchurl=bi%3Dh%26vcat%3DAutographs___Manuscripts%26vcatn%3DAutographs-Manuscripts%26vci%3D35834
  4. ^ "The Magic of Waveny". Archived from the original on 2009-11-16. Retrieved 2009-05-19.
  5. ^ Charles, Eleanor (1987-05-10). "If You're Thinking of Living in:; NEW CANAAN". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-05-19.
  6. ^ "Lapham Center". Archived from the original on 2011-05-27. Retrieved 2009-05-19.