Willis Chipman (1901 - 1979)

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Willis Chipman
1901 - 1979
September 10, 1901
February 1979
Last Known Residence
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 01867
Willis Chipman was born on September 10, 1901. He died in February 1979 at age 77. We know that Willis Chipman had been residing in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 01867.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Willis Chipman died in February 1979 at 77 years old. He was born on September 10, 1901. We have no information about Willis' family or relationships. We know that Willis Chipman had been residing in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 01867.

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In 1901, in the year that Willis Chipman was born, Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. TR, as he was known, had been Vice-President for 6 months when President William McKinley was assassinated. At age 42, he became the youngest President to serve although John Kennedy, at age 43, was the youngest President elected. He was a popular progressive and was elected to a second term in 1904 as a Republican, winning 56.4% of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes.

In 1927, Willis was 26 years old when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1931, when he was 30 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1963, Willis was 62 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1979, in the year of Willis Chipman's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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