Lucien Bonaparte Chase

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Lucien Bonaparte Chase
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1849
Preceded by Cave Johnson
Succeeded by Isham G. Harris
Personal details
Born (1817-12-05)December 5, 1817
Derby Line, Vermont
Died December 4, 1864(1864-12-04) (aged 46)
Derby Line, Vermont
Political party Democratic Party
Profession teacher



Lucien Bonaparte Chase (December 5, 1817 – December 4, 1864) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for Tennessee's 9th congressional district.


Chase was born in Derby Line, Vermont on December 5, 1817, the son of Jacob and Hannah W. Chase.[1]


Chase moved to Dover, Tennessee around 1838 and taught school. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began his practice in Charlotte, Tennessee in Dickson County. He moved to Clarksville, Tennessee and resumed the practice of law.[2]

Elected as a member of the Democratic Party to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses, Chase served from March 4, 1845 to March 3, 1849.[3] He declined to be a candidate for re-election in 1848, and he moved to New York City in 1849. He again resumed the practice of law.


Chase died in Derby Line, Vermont on December 4, 1864 (age 46 years, 365 days). He is interred in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.[4]


  1. ^ "Lucien Bonaparte Chase". Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lucien Bonaparte Chase". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lucien Bonaparte Chase". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Lucien Bonaparte Chase". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Cave Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
Isham G. Harris