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John Logan CHIPMAN

(1830-1893)

CHIPMAN, John Logan, (grandson of Nathaniel Chipman), a Representative from Michigan; born in Detroit, Mich., on June 5, 1830; attended the public schools of that city and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor 1843-1845; engaged in the Lake Superior region as explorer for the Montreal Mining Co. in 1846; assistant clerk of the State house of representatives in 1853; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1854 and practiced in the Lake Superior region; returned to Detroit; city attorney of Detroit 1857-1860; member of the State house of representatives in 1865 and 1866; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1866 to the Fortieth Congress; attorney of the police board of Detroit 1867-1879; elected judge of the superior court of Detroit May 1, 1879; reelected in 1885 and served until 1887, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1887, until his death in Detroit, Mich., on August 17, 1893; interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.

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

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