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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




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 Counties   Erie


11/13/1833 - 06/12/1908

CHAPIN, Dr. Samuel Farnum, a Representative from Erie County; born, November 13, 1833 in Butternuts, Otsego County, NY; graduated, University of Michigan, 1858; M.D., Yale University Medical School, 1860; assistant surgeon, Company S, 30th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1861-1862, Civil War); surgeon, Companies F & S, 139th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1862-1865, Civil War); physician (1860-1908); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1875, 1876, and 1877 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1878 term; appointed, surgeon in chief, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home, city of Erie (1886-1908); died, June 12, 1908 in the city of Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania; interred, Lowville Cemetery, Wattsburg, Erie County, Pennsylvania.