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Alger Baldwin Chapman, American lawyer. Member American, New York State bar associations (Sigma Phi.).


Chapman, Alger Baldwin was born on November 2, 1904 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York, United States. Son of Hannibal Hamlin and Lotta Lulia (Proctor) Chapman.


Bachelor of Laws, Columbia, 1930. Doctor of Laws, Adelphi College, 1957, St. Lawrence University, 1964. D.Pub. Service, Brigham Young U., 1968.


Bar: District of Columbia Bar 1932, New York bar 1940. Attorney legislative counsels’ office United States Senate, 1930-1932. Member firm Donovan Bond & Alvord, Washington, 1932-1934.

Partner firm Alvord & Alvord, 1934, partner in charge New York City office, 1939-1945. Commissioner taxation and finance, president State Tax Commission, New York, 1945-1948 (except 6 months in 1946). With Chapman & Bryson (and successor firm Chapman, Walsh and O’Connell), New York City, 1948-1959.

Partner successor firm Hawkins, Delafield & Wood, 1959-1964. Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, president Beech-Nut Life Savers, Inc. (name changed to Squibb Corporation 1971), 1958-1968, Chairman of the Board, 1968-1975, also director director Adams Express Company Life member board of trustees Adelphi College, 1949-1983, Chairman of the Board, 1949-1957.

Trustee Edward John Noble Foundation, Young Men’s Christian Association Greater New York. Trustee, past chairman Tax Foundation. Past president National Association Tax Administration.

Past trustee New York State University, 1946, 50. Campaign manager Republican candidate for government, New York, 1946, 50. State campaign manager Republican candidate for president, 1948, 52, 56.

Treasurer New York Republican State Committee, 1950-1958.


Member American, New York State bar associations (Sigma Phi.). Clubs: Metropolitan (New York City).


Married Elizabeth Ives, August 20, 1929 (deceased).; married Catherine C. Hubbard. Children: Alger, Carol, William (deceased), Hilda.

Hannibal Hamlin Chapman

Lotta Lulia (Proctor) Chapman

Catherine C. Hubbard.

Elizabeth Ives

Carol Chapman

Hilda Chapman

Alger Chapman

William Chapman (deceased)