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Chapman FREEMAN

(1832-1904)

FREEMAN, Chapman, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., October 8, 1832; was educated at public and private schools and was graduated from the Philadelphia High School in 1850; commenced the study of law, but engaged in mercantile pursuits until he entered the United States Navy as acting assistant paymaster in 1863; on account of impaired health resigned in 1864 and resumed the study of law; was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Philadelphia; one of the commissioners on behalf of the Centennial from the city of Philadelphia to Vienna, Austria, in 1873; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1878; died in Strafford, Pa., March 22, 1904.

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

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