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Alexander Dew Chaplin (10 April 1872 – 18 January 1938) was a Canadian businessman and politician. Chaplin was a Conservative member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Port Granby, Ontario and became a manufacturer.

Alexander Dew Chaplin
Member of Parliament
for Kent, Ontario
In office
October 1925 – September 1926
Preceded byJames Murdock
Succeeded byJames Rutherford
Personal details
Alexander Dew Chaplin

(1872-04-10)10 April 1872
Port Granby, Ontario
Died18 January 1938(1938-01-18) (aged 65)
Chatham, Ontario[1]
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Edith Anne Jackson
m. 25 October 1911[2]

The son of William Lamont Chaplin and Harriet Dew, he was educated in St. Catharines, Ontario and Toronto, Ontario.[1]

Chaplin was managing director and secretary-treasurer for the Chatham, Ontario based Hayes Wheel Company of Canada.[2]

He was first elected to Parliament at the Kent, Ontario riding in the 1925 general election. After serving one term in Parliament, Chaplin was defeated in the 1926 federal election by James Rutherford of the Liberal party.

His brother James Dew and his nephew Gordon Chaplin also served in the House of Commons.


  1. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.
  2. ^ a b Normandin, A.L. (1926). Canadian Parliamentary Guide.

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