Charles Chapman (Connecticut)

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Charles Chapman (Connecticut Congressman)

Charles Chapman (June 21, 1799 – August 7, 1869) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

Born in Newtown, Connecticut, Chapman pursued academic studies. He studied at the Litchfield Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1820 and commenced practice in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1827. He moved to Hartford in 1832 and became editor of the New England Review. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1840, 1847, and 1848. United States attorney for the district of Connecticut 1841–1848. He was an unsuccessful candidate in 1848 for election to the Thirty-first Congress.

Chapman was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853). He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Connecticut as a Temperance candidate in 1854.

Chapman was elected as a Democrat to the State house of representatives in 1862 and 1864. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Hartford, Connecticut, on August 7, 1869. He was interred in Cedar Hill Cemetery.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Loren P. Waldo
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
James T. Pratt