Oscar Littleton Chapman

Oscar Littleton Chapman

Omega, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
Death 8 Feb 1978 (aged 81)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 11, Lot 775-2, Map Grid P 15
Memorial ID 9154 · View Source
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Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Born in Omega, Virginia, he graduated from the University of New Mexico, earned a law degree from the Westminster Law School, Colorado and was lawyer in private practice. During World War I, he served as a Hospital Apprentice in the US Navy Medical Corps, (1918-20). After the war, he became involved in Colorado State’s politics, served as chairman of the state child welfare committee and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1932. Under President Roosevelt’s administration, he served as Assistant Secretary of the Interior, (1933-46). After President Truman took office he was Under Secretary of the Interior, (1946-49) and appointed Secretary of the Interior, serving (1949-53). After leaving the post as Secretary of the Interior, he remained in Washington, D.C. and practiced law until his death at age 81.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Oscar Littleton Chapman (22 Oct 1896–8 Feb 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9154, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .