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Chapman Freeman

Chapman Freeman (October 8, 1832 – March 21, 1904) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Philadelphia High School in 1850 and went on to study law, but engaged in mercantile pursuits until he entered the United States Navy as acting assistant paymaster in 1863.

On account of impaired health he resigned in 1864 and resumed the study of law, and was admitted to the bar in 1867. He was one of the commissioners on behalf of the Centennial from the city of Philadelphia to Vienna, Austria, in 1873.

He was elected in 1874 as a Republican to the 44th Congress and served two terms. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1878. He was buried at The Woodlands Cemetery in Philadelphia. Though the Congressional Biography lists his death date as March 22 according to his death certificate he actually died on March 21 in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania.


Preceded by
Samuel J. Randall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district

1875 - 1879
Succeeded by
Henry H. Bingham


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