Henry Sabin Chase

October 1, 1855 – March 4, 1918

Henry Sabin Chase, son of Augustus Chase and member of a prominent Waterbury family, succeeded his father to the presidency of the Waterbury Manufacturing Company in 1896.

In 1917, he merged the Chase Rolling Mill Co. (1900) and the Chase Metal Works (1910) to form the Chase Companies. The Chase Companies became one of the three leaders of the brass industry in the world with 4,000 employees making 33,000 products.

A great supporter of the aesthetic movement known as the City Beautiful, he engaged noted architect, Cass Gilbert, to design the Chase Office building on Grand Street in downtown Waterbury.


Spouse: Alice Morton Chase (1866–1933), married 1889

Children: Edith Morton Chase (1891–1972) and Katherine Chase Stillman (1893–1967)

Parents: Augustus Sabin Chase (1828–1896) and Martha Clark Starkweather Chase (1830-1906)

Siblings: Irving Hall Chase (1858–1951), Helen Elizabeth Chase (1860–1953), Frederick Starkweather Chase (1862–1947), and Mary Eliza Chase Kimball (1865–1950)


Henry Chase Gallery