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Bird Beers CHAPMAN


CHAPMAN, Bird Beers, a Delegate from the Territory of Nebraska; born in Salisbury, Litchfield County, Conn., August 24, 1821; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio; moved to the Territory of Nebraska and settled in Omaha; was editor of the Omaha Nebraskan 1855-1859; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); unsuccessfully contested the election of Fenner Ferguson to the Thirty-fifth Congress; died at Put in Bay, Ottawa County, Ohio, September 21, 1871; interment in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Elyria, Ohio.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present