Charles Laban Capen, American lawyer. Member State Board of Education many years; member Board State Normal Schools of Illinois; Mason.
Capen, Charles Laban was born on January 31, 1845 in Union Springs, New York, United States. Son of Luman W. and Eliza (Munger) Capen.
Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1869, A.M., 1872.
Began practice at Bloomington, 1871. Member William, Burr & Capen, 1871-1902, Williams & Capen, 1902-1904. Professor of law of corporations, bailments and carriers, personal property. damages, and legal ethics, Bloomington Law School (Illinois Wesleyan University), 1903-1925, dean, 1913-1925 (retired).
Member State Board of Education many years. Member Board State Normal Schools of Illinois.