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  Chapman, John Grant
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NameJohn Grant Chapman
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La Plata, Maryland , United States
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Born July 05, 1798
DiedDecember 10, 1856 (58 years)
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Jan 05, 2015 09:26pm
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Infowas tutored at home; attended a college in Pennsylvania in 1812 and 1813 and was graduated from Yale College in 1817; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1819 and commenced practice at Port Tobacco, Charles County, Md.; also interested in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of delegates from 1824 to 1832 and from 1843 to 1844, serving as speaker 1826-1829 and again in 1844; member, State senate, 1832-1836, serving as president of that body from 1833 to 1836; served in the State militia; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Maryland in 1844; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1849); chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Thirtieth Congress); resumed the practice of law at Port Tobacco, Md.; president of the State constitutional convention in 1851

Permanent Chairman of the Whig National Convention, 1852

Died on his sister's estate, "Waverly," on the Wicomico River, Charles County, Md.

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