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Chapin, Francis Stuartlocked

(03 February 1888–07 July 1974)
  • Lori Holyfield
  •  and Gary Alan Fine


Chapin, Francis Stuart (03 February 1888–07 July 1974), sociologist, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Charles B. Chapin and Florence Johnson. Chapin was tempered by a Protestant work ethic passed down from his clergyman father and a love of poetry and painting from his mother. Chapin’s early interests included mathematics and chemistry. At twenty-one he received a B.S. in science at Columbia (1909). He continued at Columbia and earned his M.A. (1910) and then Ph.D. (1911) in sociology. ...

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