John William Chapman

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John William Chapman
37th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois
In office
January 12, 1953 – January 9, 1961
Governor William Stratton
Preceded by Sherwood Dixon
Succeeded by Samuel H. Shapiro
Personal details
Born September 8, 1894
Crete, Nebraska
Died August 17, 1978(1978-08-17) (aged 83)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Eva Richolson (at least 5 children)
Profession Attorney and Politician
Religion Methodist

John William Chapman (September 8, 1894 – August 17, 1978) was the 37th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. Chapman was born in Crete, Nebraska September 8, 1894. Chapman attended Public school in Chicago. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1915 and received a Juris Doctor from University of Chicago Law School in 1917. He entered private practice in Chicago in the 1920s until he moved to Springfield, Illinois in 1941. In 1927, he was elected an Alderman on the Chicago City Council. He served as executive secretary to Illinois Governor Dwight H. Green from 1941 to 1949. In 1941 he was appointed to the Illinois Parole Board serving until March 1950. He was elected Lieutenant Governor of Illinois and served from 1953 to 1961. He died August 17, 1978 in Broward County, Florida[1] and was cremated.


  1. ^ State of Florida. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sherwood Dixon
Lieutenant Governor of Illinois
1953 – 1961
Succeeded by
Samuel H. Shapiro