Ted Chapman

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Ted Chapman
Personal details
Born William Edwin Chapman
(1934-12-16)16 December 1934[1]
Kingscote, South Australia[1]
Died 25 July 2005(2005-07-25) (aged 70)[2]
South Australia
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Children Vickie Chapman
Parents Ross Chapman and Gladys Chapman nee Dayman[1]

William Edwin (Ted) Chapman (16 December 1934 – 25 July 2005) is a former Liberal member of the Parliament of South Australia from 10 Mar 1973 to 11 Mar 1992 and Minister.

Chapman represented the district of Alexandra in the South Australian House of Assembly between 1973 and 1992. He served as Minister for Agriculture when David Tonkin was Premier taking a lead in promoting Australian dry-land farming in the Middle East.

Chapman died in hospital in July 2005 after incurring a brain hemorrhage two months earlier.

Ministerial appointments[edit]

  • 18 Sep 1979 – 10 Nov 1982 Minister of Agriculture
  • 18 Sep 1979 – 10 Nov 1982 Minister of Forests


His daughter Vickie Chapman has served as a state Liberal parliamentarian since the 2002 election and as deputy Liberal leader since 2013 and previously 2006–2009.


  1. ^ a b c "Family Notices". The Chronicle. Adelaide. 4 January 1934. p. 45. Retrieved 29 December 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. ^ Veteran Liberal Party identity Chapman dies, (25 Jul 2005) ABC News