Reuben Chapman

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Reuben Chapman
Governor Reuben Chapman.jpg
13th Governor of Alabama
In office
December 16, 1847 – December 17, 1849
Preceded by Joshua L. Martin
Succeeded by Henry W. Collier
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847
Preceded by District inactive
Succeeded by Williamson Robert Winfield Cobb
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Preceded by District inactive
Succeeded by District inactive
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1841
Preceded by Clement Comer Clay
Succeeded by District inactive
Personal details
Born (1799-07-15)July 15, 1799
Bowling Green, Virginia, U.S.
Died May 17, 1882(1882-05-17) (aged 82)
Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
Political party Democratic

Reuben Chapman (July 15, 1799 – May 17, 1882) was an American lawyer and politician. Born on July 15th, 1799 in Bowling Green, Virginia, he moved to Alabama in 1824, where he established a law practice. He represented Alabama in the U.S. House of Representatives from March 4th, 1835 to March 3rd, 1847 and served as the 13th Governor of the U.S. state of Alabama from 1847 to 1849. He died in Huntsville, Alabama on May 17th, 1882.

External links

  • Biographic sketch at U.S. Congress website
  • Alabama Department of Archives and History
  • Reuben Chapman 1847-1849- Encyclopedia of Alabama
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Clement Comer Clay
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1841
Succeeded by
District inactive
Preceded by
District inactive
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Succeeded by
District inactive
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847
Succeeded by
Williamson Robert Winfield Cobb
Political offices
Preceded by
Joshua L. Martin
Governor of Alabama
1847–1849
Succeeded by
Henry W. Collier


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