Henry W. Bishop

Henry W. Bishop (June 2, 1829 – September 28, 1913) was a Massachusetts-born leading citizen of Chicago, Illinois in the late 19th century. He was the first president of the Union Club of Chicago, a private association organized by sixty of the city's leading gentlemen. His tenure lasted from 1878 to 1883. He later was president of the Chicago Club from 1892 through 1894.[1]

Henry W. Bishop
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A judicial official, he also served as a master in chancery.

In his will, Bishop left $2.5 million to form the John Crerar Library of engineering, medical, and science texts, located on the University of Chicago campus.

Bishop Street at 1438 West in Chicago is named for Bishop.[2]


  1. ^ Edward Tyler Blair (1898). A history of the Chicago Club. H.S. Stone & Company.
  2. ^ Bike, William S. Streets of the Near West Side. Chicago: ACTA Publications, 1996, p. 17.