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John Putnam Chapin
10th Mayor of Chicago
In office
Preceded by Augustus Garrett
Succeeded by James Curtiss
Personal details
Born April 21, 1810(1810-04-21)
Bradford, Vermont
Died July 27, 1864(1864-07-27) (aged 54)
Chicago, Illinois
Political party Whig
Residence Chicago, Illinois

John Putnam Chapin (April 21, 1810 – July 27, 1864) was an American politician served who served as Mayor of Chicago, Illinois (1846–1847) for the Whig Party.

Chapin was born on April 21, 1810 in Bradford, Vermont. He was raised in Chicago, Illinois. Chapin died on July 27, 1864 in Chicago, Illinois from a heart attack, aged 54.[1]


  1. "Death of an Old Citizen". Chicago Tribune (Chicago). 06-28-1864.