Lewis Henry Lapham (1858 - 1934)

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Birthplace: Kings, NY, USA
Death: Died
Occupation: Founder of Texaco Oil
Managed by: Jonathan Carreira
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Lewis Henry Lapham[1] (March 13, 1858 – June 10, 1934) was an American entrepreneur who made a fortune consolidating smaller business in the leather industry. He was also one of the founders of Texaco Oil Company.

Lapham was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Samantha Lapham (née Vail) and Henry Griffith Lapham, who were second cousins. He built Waveny House in New Canaan, Connecticut as a summer residence for his family to escape the heat of New York City. The mansion and property are now a public park and arts center in New Canaan.

Lapham was the father of San Francisco mayor Roger Lapham, the grandfather of actor Christopher Lloyd, and the great-grandfather of Lewis H. Lapham, of Harper's Magazine.

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Lewis Lapham's Timeline

March 13, 1858
Kings, NY, USA
November 22, 1882
Age 24
December 6, 1883
Age 25
New York, NY, USA
July 30, 1896
Age 38
New York, NY, USA
June 10, 1934
Age 76