Reuben Chapman

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Reuben Chapman

Reuben Chapman (July 15, 1799 – May 16, 1882) was an American lawyer and politician. Born in 1799 in Bowling Green, Virginia, he represented Alabama in the U.S. House from 1835 to 1847 and served as the 13th Governor of the U.S. state of Alabama from 1847 to 1849. He died in Huntsville, Alabama in 1882.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Clement Comer Clay
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1835 – March 4, 1841
Succeeded by
District inactive
Preceded by
District inactive
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1841 – March 4, 1843
Succeeded by
District inactive
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1843 – March 4, 1847
Succeeded by
Williamson Robert Winfield Cobb
Political offices
Preceded by
Joshua L. Martin
Governor of Alabama
1847—1849
Succeeded by
Henry W. Collier