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Reuben Chapman (July 15, 1799 – May 17, 1882) was an American lawyer and politician.

Reuben Chapman
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13th Governor of Alabama
In office
December 16, 1847 – December 17, 1849
Preceded byJoshua L. Martin
Succeeded byHenry W. Collier
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847
Preceded byDistrict inactive
Succeeded byWilliamson 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 byDistrict inactive
Succeeded byDistrict inactive
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1841
Preceded byClement Comer Clay
Succeeded byDistrict inactive
Personal details
Born(1799-07-15)July 15, 1799
Bowling Green, Virginia, U.S.
DiedMay 17, 1882(1882-05-17) (aged 82)
Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic

LifeEdit

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.

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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