Roger Lapham who is born on December 6, 1883 in New York is a famous Politician. The age of Roger Lapham is # year old. The birth sign of Roger Lapham is Sagittarius. Roger Lapham has have thousand of fans and supporters in New York.
Roger Lapham was New York born businessman who landed into family business of ships ownership. He is best known for being the representative of Republican Party serving as 32nd Mayor of San Francisco for single tenure from 1944 to 1948. He began his career as businessman in home steamship company rising up to the post of its president in 1925. He further ran for the elections for the post of mayor leaving National War Labor Board where he was working as representative. He made his best efforts to bring United Nations founding conference to San Francisco during his tenure. In 1945, he faced problems due to wartime workers who settled in city causing declining in standard of living plus downtown traffic. He led a Citizens’ Postwar Planning Commission to solve out the issue ultimately leading to modern development of city. He also went through first recall attempt in city history as issue regarding increasing streetcar fares in 1946. He after completing his tenure joined as chief of post-war Economic Cooperation Administration for China and Greece breathing his last on 16th April, 1966 at the age of 82 in San Francisco.
He was appointed as “business” mayor by J. Ward Maillard for waterfront strike in 1936 after Angelo Rossi constituency.
He was a married man and was father of Lewis A. Lapham and Roger D. Lapham Jr.
He was the maternal uncle of Christopher Lloyd, an actor.
He was born on 6th December, 1883 in New York City in the family of Antoinette N. and Lewis Henry Lapham. He was raised with Ruth Lapham his only sibling. He attended Harvard for his graduation after which he started up with his family business of American-Hawaiian Steamship Company founded by his father with George Dearborn in 1899.
He was succeeded by Elmer Robinson for the post of Mayor of San Francisco.