Daniel Chipman

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Daniel Chipman
Daniel Chipman.jpg
Member of the
United States House of Representatives
from Vermont's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1815 – May 5, 1816
Preceded by William Czar Bradley
Succeeded by Orsamus Cook Merrill
Personal details
Born (1765-10-22)October 22, 1765
Salisbury, Connecticut, U.S.
Died November 5, 1850(1850-11-05) (aged 85)
Ripton, Vermont, U.S.
Political party Federalist Party (United States)
Spouse(s) Eleutheria Hedge Chipman[1]
Children Austin Chipman, Sarah White Chipman, Susan Hedge Chipman and Mary Chipman.[2]
Profession Politician, Lawyer, Professor

Daniel Chipman (October 22, 1765 – April 23, 1850) was an American politician. He served as a United States Representative from Vermont.

Biography[edit]

Chipman was born in Salisbury, Connecticut to Samuel and Hannah Austin Chipman. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1788.[3] He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He began the practice of law in Rutland, Vermont, and practiced law there from 1790 until 1794. Chipman was a member of the state constitutional conventions in 1793, 1814, 1836, 1843, and 1850.[4] He moved to Middlebury, Vermont in 1794.

Chipman served as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1798 to 1808, 1812 to 1814, 1818 and 1821.[5] He was named a Charter Trustee of Middlebury College, and served in that position until his resignation in 1844.[6] He served as Speaker (politics) of the State House during the sessions of 1813 and 1814.[7] From 1806 until 1818 he was a professor of law at Middlebury College. In 1848 he received an honorary LL.D from Middlebury College.[8] He was a member of the Governor’s council in 1808.[9] In 1812 he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[10]

He was elected as a Federalist Party candidate to the Fourteenth United States Congress, serving from March 4, 1815 until his resignation on May 5, 1816.[11] In 1824 he was appointed reporter of the superior court.[12] He moved to Ripton, Vermont in 1828 and continued the practice of law, and engaged in literary pursuits.

Family life[edit]

Chipman married to Eleutheria Hedge Chipman in 1796.[13] They had four children together, Austin Chipman, Sarah White Chipman, Susan Hedge Chipman and Mary Chipman.[14]

Chipman's brother Nathaniel Chipman was a United States Senator from Vermont and Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court.[15] His brother Lemuel Chipman served in the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate.[16]

Death and legacy[edit]

Chipman died on April 23, 1850 in Ripton, Vermont. He is interred at West Cemetery in Middlebury, Vermont.[17]

Chipman Hill in Middlebury is named for him.[18][19]

Published works[edit]

  • “Life of Nathaniel Chipman”
  • “Memoirs of Thomas Chittenden, First Governor of Vermont”
  • "Essay of Law of Contracts"
  • "Memoirs of Col. Seth Warner"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eleutheria Hedge Chipman". Find A Grave. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Eleutheria Hedge Chipman". Find A Grave. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ "CHIPMAN, Daniel, (1765 - 1850)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ United States Congress (817). Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005:. Government Printing Office. p. 2005. 
  5. ^ "Daniel Chipman". Find A Grave. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ Bauer, Elizabeth Kelley (1999). Commentaries on the Constitution: 1790-1860. The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. p. 123. 
  7. ^ Middlebury College (1917). Catalogue of officers and students of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont: and of others who have received degrees, 1800-1915. The College. 
  8. ^ "Daniel Chipman". Middlebury History Online. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Chipman, Daniel (1765-1850)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter C". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Rep. Daniel Chipman". Govtrack.us. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  12. ^ Wrightington, Sydney Russell (1894). The Green Bag, Volume 6. Boston Book Company. p. 187. 
  13. ^ "Eleutheria Hedge Chipman". Find A Grave. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Eleutheria Hedge Chipman". Find A Grave. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  15. ^ "CHIPMAN, Nathaniel, (1752 - 1843)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Chipman, Lemuel (1754-1831)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  17. ^ Spencer, Thomas E. (2009). Where They're Buried. Genealogical Publishing Com. p. 308. 
  18. ^ "Daniel Chipman". Middlebury History Online. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  19. ^ Swift, Samuel (1859). History of the Town of Middlebury: In the Country of Addison, Vermont. A. H. Copeland. p. 231. 

Further reading[edit]

  • "Speech of Hon. Daniel Chipman", published by E.R. Jewett, 1837.

External links[edit]


Political offices
Preceded by
Dudley Chase
Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives
1813–1815
Succeeded by
William A. Griswold