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 Reuben Chapman

Reuben Chapman

Birth
Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia, USA
Death 17 May 1882 (aged 82)
Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
Burial Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
Plot Block 5, Row 5
Memorial ID 6420343 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, Alabama Governor. He attended the Academy of Virginia, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1825 and commenced to practice law in Somerville, Alabama. He was a member of the Alabama State Senate, (1832-35). In 1835, he was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and as a Democrat to the next five succeeding Congresses, serving until 1847. After his term, he was elected as a Democrat the 13th Governor of Alabama, serving (1847-49). While in office, he established effective financial procedures that offset the damage that was done to the state's economy. He then was a member of the Alabama State House of Representatives in 1855, a delegate to the Democratic Convention at Baltimore in 1860 and was a representative of the Confederacy to France, (1862-65). Retiring from politics, he resumed the practice of law until his death at age 82.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 16 May 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6420343
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Reuben Chapman (15 Jul 1799–17 May 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6420343, citing Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .