CHAPIN, Alfred Clark, (1848 - 1936)


CHAPIN, Alfred Clark, (grandfather of Hamilton Fish, Jr., [1926- ]), a Representative from New York; born in South Hadley, Hampshire County, Mass., March 8, 1848; resided in Springfield, Mass., in Keene, N.H., and in Rutland, Vt.; attended the public and private schools; was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1869 and from Harvard Law School in 1871; was admitted to the bar in 1872 and commenced practice in New York City with residence in Brooklyn, N.Y.; member of the State assembly in 1882 and 1883, serving as speaker in the latter year; State comptroller 1884-1887; mayor of Brooklyn 1888-1891; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of David A. Boody and served from November 3, 1891, to November 16, 1892, when he resigned; served as railroad commissioner of New York State 1892-1897; continued the practice of law and was also financially interested in various enterprises; died while on a visit in Montreal, Canada, October 2, 1936; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, the Bronx, New York City.