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Camp, Walter Chaunceylocked

(07 April 1859–14 March 1925)
  • Ronald A. Smith

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Camp, Walter Chauncey (07 April 1859–14 March 1925), football coach and administrator, was born in New Britain, Connecticut, the son of Leverett L. Camp, a schoolmaster and publisher, and Ellen Cornwell. Camp attended Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven, Connecticut, before enrolling at Yale University in 1876. On graduation with a B.A. in 1880 and the honor of being named class poet, he studied medicine for two years at Yale. He gave up his medical studies and joined the Manhattan Watch Company, a New York City firm, in 1882. The following year he began a lifetime career with the New Haven Clock Company, becoming president in 1903. Camp married Alice Graham Sumner, sister of the famed Yale economist and sociologist ...

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