Capitain, Henry D.
At the end of his aldermanic career, Henry D. Capitain was Chairman of the Local Transportation Subcommittee of the Chicago City Council. He encountered a lot of flak in that position because he wasn't one of Mayor William Hale Thompson's insiders and many of Thompson's supporters wanted him to step down. He did so on Tuesday, April 20, 1920.
Along with Henry D. Capitain, John Durham Cleveland began a legal movement to create the Ridge Avenue Park District that would serve to improve West Ridge and Rogers Park, west of the Chicago & North Western Railway's tracks in to Ridge Boulevard.
1911 Book of Chicagoans, Addendum, page xvi.
Born in England, 1862;
educated in Germany;
came to Chicago in 1879;
married: late Bertha E. Capitain.
President: Western Leather & Manufacturing Company
Elected alderman of the 25th Ward, Tuesday, April 4, 1911;
was school trustee in old Village of Rogers Park.
Was president Rogers Park Improvement Association several terms;
1911, vice-president Ways and Means Committee of North Shore Improvement Association
Office: 175 N. Wabash Avenue
Henry D. Capitain, Saturday, July 2, 1932, at his home, 205 Sixth Street, Wilmette, Illinois. Husband of late Bertha E. Capitain, father of Mrs. H.S. Foote (Mildred Foote) and Robert S. Capitain. Burial Rosehill Cemetery.