Hamlin, Chauncey J. (Chauncey Jerome), 1881-1963

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Birth 1881
Death 1963

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Chauncey Hamlin was a "...lawyer, civic benefactor, political leader, planner, and known the world over for his work in promoting museums." Hamlin was active in public service, including the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, Niagara Frontier Planning Board, City Planning Commission, State Council of Parks, and the Legal Aid Society. Internationally, his service included the UNESCO, International Council of Museums, and Justice for Greece Committee. Locally, Hamlin is best remembered fo rhis work with the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, raising funds for construction of a new museum to house Society collections, and served as president of the Society. Hamlin died September 23, 1963 at the age of 82.

From the description of Chauncey Hamlin papers, 1955. (Buffalo & Erie County Public Library). WorldCat record id: 457814067

President of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, founder of the International Council of Museums and member of the Allegany State park Commission.

From the description of Papers, 1919-1955 (bulk 1925-1953). (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 34503218


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