Pleasant T. Chapman
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|Pleasant T. Chapman|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 24th district
March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1911
|Preceded by||James R. Williams|
|Succeeded by||H. Robert Fowler|
|Born||Pleasant Thomas Chapman
October 8, 1854
|Died||January 31, 1931
|Alma mater||McKendree College|
He taught school while studying law, and served as superintendent of public schools of Johnson County from 1877 to 1882.
He also engaged in banking and in agricultural pursuits. He served as judge of Johnson County from 1882 to 1890. He was a member of the Illinois State Senate from 1890 to 1902.
Chapman was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth. He was reelected to the Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses, and served from March 4, 1905 to March 3, 1911. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress.
After leaving Congress Chapman resumed his legal, banking, business and farming interests. He was a delegate to the 1924 Republican National Convention.
He died in Vienna on January 31, 1931, and was interred in Vienna's Fraternal Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Pleasant T. Chapman (id: C000315)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Pleasant T. Chapman at Find a Grave This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.