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William W. Chamberlain

mayor , insurance and real estate executive.

William W. Chamberlain, American mayor, insurance and real estate executive.


Chamberlain, William W. was born on May 22, 1876 in Johnstown, New York, United States. Son of David W. and Katherine (Sutliff) Chamberlain.


Educated grammar and night schools.


Apprenticed printer’s trade at 13. Insurance and real estate business since 1899. Head firm of W. W. Chamberlain.

Director and treasurer Cady Real Estate Company. Partner Baker & Chamberlain steamship business. Director Johnstown Bank, Johnstown Community Hotel.

Mayor City of Johnstown, 1920.


Member Mayors’ Conference State of New York (was treasurer, later vice-president and life. Member Fulton County Republican Advisory Board. Member Republican Senatorial Committee Delaware General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Church, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1916.

Member Board of Stewards, of the Finance Commission and of the Sustentation communications of Troy Conference. Member administrative board New York State Council of Churches. Member of advisory board Salvation Army.

President Mohawk Valley Towns Association. Member Bishops Committee on Catholic Youth Organisation of Albany Diocese. Member National Committee on Jewish Emergency.

Member National Boy Scout Council. Member unemployment committee for Fulton Company Selective Service System of the United States. Member New York Tax assosiation, New York State History Society, Mohawk Valley History Society (president).

Trustee Syracuse University. Odd Fellow, Eagle, Moose. Clubs: Colonial, Rotary (president).


Married Estella E. Forbes, November 22, 1898. Children: Everett J., Kenneth B. Began as newsboy at 10.

David W. Chamberlain

Katherine (Sutliff) Chamberlain

Estella E. Forbes

Everett J. Chamberlain

Kenneth B. Began as newsboy at 10 Chamberlain