Reuben Chapman

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Reuben Chapman
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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.HouseofRepresentatives
from Alabama's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1843 March 3, 1847
Preceded byDistrict inactive
Succeeded by Williamson Robert Winfield Cobb
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
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.HouseofRepresentatives
from Alabama's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1835 March 3, 1841
Preceded by Clement Comer Clay
Succeeded byDistrict 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.

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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.

Bowling Green, Virginia Town in Virginia, United States

Bowling Green is an incorporated town in Caroline County, Virginia, United States. The population was 1,111 at the 2010 census.

Alabama State of the United States of America

Alabama is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama is the 30th largest by area and the 24th-most populous of the U.S. states. With a total of 1,500 miles (2,400 km) of inland waterways, Alabama has among the most of any state.

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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
Succeeded by
Henry W. Collier

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