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RICHARD CHAPMAN


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Portrait and Biographical Records of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon Counties, Pennsylvania.  Chicago: Chapman Publishing Co., 1894.

 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1889-1890 Democrat
1891-1892 Democrat
 Counties   Northampton

Biography

04/11/1840 - 01/11/1908

CHAPMAN, Richard, a Representative from Northampton County; born, April 11, 1840 in Meadrose, County Cornwall, England; sailor, British merchant marines (5 years); slate-maker; superintendent, Pennsylvania Slate Quarry; superintendent, Chapman Slate Quarry; elected, justice of the peace, Chapman, Pa.; elected, school director, Chapman; elected, council, Chapman; elected, delegate, Democratic State Convention; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1888 and 1890; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1892); president, Chapman Quarry Company; elected, burgess, Chapman (2 terms); died, January 11, 1908 in Clifton Springs, Ontario County, New York; interred, Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.