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CHAPMAN, Charles, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Newtown, Conn., June 21, 1799; pursued academic studies; studied law at the Litchfield (Conn.) Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1820 and commenced practice in New Haven, Conn., in 1827; moved to Hartford in 1832 and became editor of the New England Review; member of the State house of representatives in 1840, 1847, and 1848; United States attorney for the district of Connecticut 1841-1848; unsuccessful candidate in 1848 for election to the Thirty-first Congress; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Connecticut as a Temperance candidate in 1854; elected as a Democrat to the State house of representatives in 1862 and 1864; resumed the practice of law; died in Hartford, Conn., on August 7, 1869; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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

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