Charles Chapman (mayor)

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For other people named Charles Chapman, see Charles Chapman (disambiguation).
Sculpture of Charles C. Chapman by artist Raymond Persinger located at the entrance of Chapman University.

Charles Clarke Chapman (1853–1944) was the first mayor of Fullerton, California and a relative of John Chapman, the legendary "Johnny Appleseed." He was a native of Illinois who had been a Chicago publisher before settling in Southern California.

Chapman was a supporter of the Disciples of Christ, who was a primary donor and fundraiser for California Christian College, which in 1934 changed its name to Chapman College, and is now Chapman University, in his honor.

Chapman Avenue, a major Orange County thoroughfare, is also named in his honor.

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