Ted Chapman

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William Edwin (Ted) Chapman (16 December 1934 – 25 July 2005) was a Liberal member of the Parliament of South Australia from 10 March 1973 to 11 March 1992 and Minister.

Ted Chapman

Personal details
William Edwin Chapman

(1934-12-16)16 December 1934[1]
Kingscote, South Australia[1]
Died25 July 2005(2005-07-25) (aged 70)[2]
South Australia
Political partyLiberal Party
ChildrenVickie Chapman
ParentsRoss Chapman and Gladys Chapman nee Dayman[1]

Chapman represented the district of Alexandra in the South Australian House of Assembly between 1973 and 1992. He served as Minister for Agriculture when David Tonkin was Premier taking a lead in promoting Australian dry-land farming in the Middle East.

Chapman died in hospital in July 2005 after incurring a brain hemorrhage two months earlier.

Ministerial appointmentsEdit

  • 18 Sep 1979 – 10 Nov 1982 Minister of Agriculture
  • 18 Sep 1979 – 10 Nov 1982 Minister of Forests


His daughter Vickie Chapman has served as a state Liberal parliamentarian since the 2002 election, as deputy Liberal leader since 2013 and previously 2006–2009 and as Deputy Premier since 2018.


  1. ^ a b c "Family Notices". The Chronicle. Adelaide. 4 January 1934. p. 45. Retrieved 29 December 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ Veteran Liberal Party identity Chapman dies, (25 Jul 2005) ABC News