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|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Florida's 4th district
January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1989
|Preceded by||Syd Herlong|
|Succeeded by||Craig James|
|Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives|
April 4, 1961 – November 9, 1962
|Preceded by||Tom Beasley|
|Succeeded by||Mallory Horne|
|Member of the Florida House of Representatives|
November 2, 1954 – November 3, 1964
|Preceded by||C. Farris Bryant|
|Succeeded by||William G. O'Neill|
November 8, 1966 – November 5, 1968
|Preceded by||William G. O'Neill|
|Succeeded by||Buddy MacKay|
|Constituency||Citrus, Hernando, Marion, and Sumter Counties (1966–67)|
30th district (1967–68)
|Born||February 3, 1922|
|Died||March 30, 1989 (aged 67)|
|Spouse(s)||Jeane Brown Chappell|
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1942–1946 (USN)|
Early life, education and military service
Legal career and government service
Chappell represented Marion County in the Florida House of Representatives from 1954 to 1964, and served as Speaker of the House from 1961 to 1963. He did not seek reelection in 1964 but was elected again in 1966 from a district encompassing Marion, Citrus, Hernando, and Sumter Counties.
Chappell was a moderate to conservative Democrat and served on the United States House Appropriations Committee. At the time of his defeat he was serving as chairman of the United States House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.
Personal life and legacy
- "Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress - Retro Member details". bioguideretro.congress.gov. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
- "Florida Department of State - Election Results". results.elections.myflorida.com. Retrieved 2020-07-09.
- United States Congress. "Bill Chappell (id: C000321)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Appearances on C-SPAN
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