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John CHAPMAN

(1740-1800)

CHAPMAN, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Wrightstown Township, Bucks County, Pa., October 18, 1740; commissioned justice of the peace February 25, 1779, and was one of the justices commissioned judge of the court of common pleas of Bucks County the same year; moved to Upper Makefield, Pa., prior to 1776; member of the State assembly 1787-1796; elected as a Federalist to the Fifth Congress (March 4, 1797-March 3, 1799); died in Upper Makefield, January 27, 1800; interment in the Friends’ Burying Ground, Wrightstown, Pa.

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

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