John Putnam Chapin
Eighth Mayor of Chicago
Frank, S.B. Chicago: Memorable Events and the Mayors We’ve Had. S.B. Frank, 1894. SPE CCW 41/14
- March 3, 1846
- Defeated Philo Carpenter (Liberty) and Charles Follansbee (Democrat)
- March 3, 1846: Inaugural Address not available
Term of Office
- April 21, 1810
- Rutland, Vt.
- Served as alderman of the 1st Ward before being elected mayor
- Better known as a merchant than a politician
- Vice president of the Chicago Board of Trade
- June 27, 1864
- Graceland Cemetery, Chicago
- Andreas, A.T. History of Chicago: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time. A.T. Andreas, 1884–86.
- Chicago Tribune, June 28, 1864, p. 4.
- Grossman, James R., Ann Durkin Keating and Janice L. Reiff, editors. Encyclopedia of Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 2004.