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Pennsylvania State Senate

Henry Chapman



Session Position District Party
1843 6 Democrat
1845 6 Democrat
 Counties   Bucks


1804 - 1891

Son of Abraham Chapman, born in Newtown, Pa., February 4, 1804; attended Doylestown Academy and Doctor Gummere’s private boys’ school near Burlington, N.J.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1825 and commenced practice in Doylestown; member of the State senate in 1843; judge of the fifteenth judicial district 1845-1849; elected as a Democrat to U.S. House of Representatives, March 4, 1857 to March 3, 1859; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1858; judge of the Bucks County Court in 1861; retired in 1871; died at “Frosterley,” near Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa., April 11, 1891; interment in the graveyard of Doylestown Presbyterian Church.  The Hon. Henry Chapman married Nancy F. Shunk, daughter of Pennsylvania Governor Shunk, in 1845.