Grant Chapman

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Grant Chapman
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Kingston
In office
13 December 1975 – 5 March 1983
Preceded by Richard Gun
Succeeded by Gordon Bilney
Senator for South Australia
In office
1 July 1987 – 30 June 2008
Personal details
Born (1949-04-27) 27 April 1949 (age 66)
Adelaide, South Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Alma mater University of Adelaide
Occupation Oil executive, management consultant, director

Hedley Grant Pearson Chapman (born 27 April 1949) is an Australian politician.

Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Chapman was educated at the University of Adelaide and worked as a marketing executive in the oil industry and a self-employed management consultant prior to gaining Liberal Party pre-selection for the federal Division of Kingston in the House of Representatives. Elected as part of Malcolm Fraser's landslide win, Chapman served in the House of Representatives until his defeat at the 1983 federal election.

He unsuccessfully contested the state electorate of Fisher at the 1985 state election, but returned to federal politics in 1987 as a member of the Australian Senate representing South Australia. He was defeated at the 2007 election when he was third on the SA Liberal ticket but only two Liberal candidates were elected.

In September 2010, Chapman was elected unopposed as President of the Liberal Party of Australia (South Australian Division) and was re-elected unopposed in 2011 and 2012.


Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Richard Gun
Member for Kingston
Succeeded by
Gordon Bilney