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Jim CHAPMAN

(1945- )

CHAPMAN, Jim, a Representative from Texas; born in Washington, D.C., March 8, 1945; graduated from Sulphur Springs High School, Sulphur Springs, Tex., 1963; B.B.A., University of Texas, Austin, Tex., 1968; J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Tex., 1970; admitted to the Texas State bar in 1970; lawyer, private practice; district attorney, Eighth Judicial District, 1976-1985; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-ninth Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Sam B. Hall, Jr.; reelected to the five succeeding Congresses (August 3, 1985-January 3, 1997); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifth Congress in 1996, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate.

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

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