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Joseph Norwin Chapman

Joe Chapman
Full Name: Joseph Norwin "Joe" Chapman
Birth date: May 18, 1908
Death date: March 9, 1972

Terms of Service

  • House, 59th (1) (2) (4) Legislature
    Elected but never sworn
    Democrat
  • House, 58th (3) Legislature
    1/8/1963 - 1/10/1965
    Democrat
  • House, 57th Legislature
    1/10/1961 - 1/8/1963
    Democrat
  • House, 56th Legislature
    1/13/1959 - 1/10/1961
    Democrat
  • House, 55th Legislature
    1/8/1957 - 1/13/1959
    Democrat
  • House, 54th Legislature
    1/11/1955 - 1/8/1957
    Democrat
  • House, 53rd Legislature
    1/13/1953 - 1/11/1955
    Democrat
(1) 59th Legislature - Chapman elected, but never sworn. Appointed Judge of the Eighth Judicial District by Governor John Connally, 1/11/1965, Press Memorandum, Office of the Governor. Legislative Clipping Service .
(2) Neal Solomon, in special election 2/13/1965, sworn 2/22/1965, succeeded Joe N. Chapman, resigned 1/10/1965. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Sworn 11/26/1962. Oaths of Office .
(4) 59th Legislature, Cumulative Supplement - elected to 59th Legislature, but did not qualify by taking the Oath of Office. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • United States Navy, Commander, World War II. Military grave marker, Joseph Norwin Chapman. Find a Grave .
  • Joseph Norwin Chapman, birth date 5/18/1908, death date 5/9/1972, grave marker CDR US NAVY WWII, interment in Tira Cemetery, Tira, Hopkins County. Find a Grave .
  • Memorial, May 1972, p. 475. Texas Bar Journal .
  • United States Navy, Lieutenant Commander. " . . . Judge Chapman was an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission in Washington from 1940 to 1941. During those years, he served for four and a half years in Naval Intelligence on the East Coast, being separated from the service as a lieutenant commander." Memorial, May 1972, p. 475. Texas Bar Journal .
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