The Meriden Hall of Fame Association was established in 1975 to honor prominent people, living or deceased, who live or have lived in Meriden, who have distinguished themselves over time in their professional and public lives, and in so doing, have brought honor to the City of Meriden. Permanent plaques and other appropriate memorabilia pay tribute to the inductees. Currently, the plaques of Hall of Fame inductees are on display at the Meriden City Hall.
Governor Abiram Chamberlain was born December 7, 1837 in Colebrook, CT and died May 15, 1911 in Meriden. He attended public schools and studied civil engineering at Williston Seminary in Easthampton, MA., after which he worked for his father’s firm for several years. Chamberlain turned to banking and began his career at the New Britain National Bank, where he would become President in later years. In 1867, Chamberlain moved to Meriden and was elected Cashier for th...Read More ›