Lawrence Darr Chapman ’35

Lawrence Darr Chapman ’35 died on January 15, 2005, in Falmouth, Maine.

Born on May 16, 1911, in Brookline, MA, he prepared for college at Portland High School and Hebron Academy and attended the University of Pennsylvania for a year and a half before spending a year as a special student at Bowdoin with the Class of 1935. After working as a newspaper reporter in Portland, he became president and treasurer of Noyes and Chapman Insurance Company in Portland, a position that he held for more than 40 years. He served as president of the Animal Refuge League and was a member of the Cumberland Club, the Portland Club, the Portland Country Club, and the First Parish Church of Portland. He also served on the council of the Jonathan Trumbull Association, a group of specially designated independent insurance agents for the Hartford Insurance Group. He was active in numerous civic and business organizations, including the Maine Charitable Mechanics and the Credit Bureau of Greater Portland. He was married in 1946 to Jean Voorhis, who died in 1964, was married again in 1968 to Elizabeth Thomas Soule, who died in 1989, and is survived by his third wife, Jean McAllaster Baker Chapman, whom he married in 1991; three daughters by his first wife, Margo Pearson of Winnetka, IL, Lindsay Henderson of Greensboro, NC, and Gail Close of Sudbury, MA; and six grandchildren.