CHAPMAN, Andrew Grant, (1839 - 1892)


CHAPMAN, Andrew Grant, (son of John Grant Chapman), a Representative from Maryland; born in La Plata, Charles County, Md., January 17, 1839; after being tutored at home attended the Charlotte Hall Academy, St. Mary’s County, Md.; was graduated from St. John’s College, Annapolis, Md., in 1858 and from the law department of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1860; moved to Baltimore, Md., in 1860; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in that city; moved to Port Tobacco, Md., in 1864 and continued the practice of law; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of delegates in 1867, 1868, 1870, 1872, 1879, and 1885; appointed aide and inspector with rank of brigadier general in 1874 on the staff of Governor Groome and reappointed by Governor Carroll; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of law; appointed deputy collector of internal revenue in 1885 and collector in 1888; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1888; died at his home, “Normandy,” near La Plata, Md., September 25, 1892; interment in Mount Rest Cemetery, La Plata, Md.