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Reuben Chapman
Birth: Jul. 15, 1799
Bowling Green
Caroline County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 17, 1882
Huntsville
Madison County
Alabama, USA

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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 Spouse:
  Felicia A Steptoe Chapman (1819 - 1870)*
 
 Children:
  Juliet Chapman Clanton (1845 - 1910)*
 
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Burial:
Maple Hill Cemetery
Huntsville
Madison County
Alabama, USA
Plot: Block 5, Row 5
 
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Record added: May 16, 2002
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