James Burke Chapin

From The Harry Chapin Wiki

James Burke Chapin (1941-2002) was a political analyst and historian. James was Harry Chapin's older brother and the first of Elspeth and Jim Chapin's four sons.[1]

James was the longtime chairman of World Hunger Year after Harry's death.


Chapin held a doctorate in history from Cornell.


Chapin taught history at Yale and Rutgers.

Chapin served as an advisor to many Democratic politicians.

From 2000 until his death Chapin served as a liberal analyst at UPI.


  1. "James B. Chapin, 60, Political Analyst". New York Times. October 3, 2002. Retrieved 2010-06-14 .