Norton Parker CHIPMAN, Congress, DC (1834-1924)

CHIPMAN Norton Parker , a Delegate from the District of Columbia; born in Milford Center, Union County, Ohio, March 7, 1834; attended the public schools; moved to Iowa in 1845 and entered Washington College; afterwards attended the law school in Cincinnati; returned to Washington, Iowa; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in that city; entered the Union Army; commissioned major of the Second Iowa Infantry September 23, 1861; colonel April 17, 1862; brevetted brigadier general of Volunteers March 13, 1865; settled in Washington, D.C.; upon the establishment of a Territorial form of government for the District of Columbia was appointed secretary, and subsequently was elected as a Republican a Delegate to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses and served from April 21, 1871, until March 3, 1875; moved to California in 1876 and engaged in the lumber business; member of the California State Board of Trade and its president 1895-1906; appointed a commissioner of the supreme court of California in April 1897; appointed presiding justice of the district court of appeals for the third district in 1905 and was elected in November 1906 and served until his resignation on December 18, 1922; died in San Francisco, Calif., on February 1, 1924; interment in Cypress Lawn Cemetery.

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

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