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, United States
Died April 23, 1850(1850-04-23) (aged 84)
Ripton, Vermont, United States
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" (PDF). 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
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William C. Bradley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's at-large congressional district

1815-1816
Succeeded by
Orsamus C. Merrill