William Williams Chapman (1808 - 1892) MP

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Birthplace: Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA
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About William Williams Chapman

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_W._Chapman

William Williams Chapman (August 11, 1808 – October 18, 1892) was an American politician and lawyer in Oregon and Iowa. He was born and raised in Virginia. He served as a United States Attorney in Iowa when it was part of the Michigan and Wisconsin territories, and then represented the Iowa Territory in the United States House of Representatives. He later immigrated to the Oregon Country, where he served in the Oregon Territorial Legislature.

After settling in Portland, he helped to found The Oregonian newspaper and promoted economic interests in the city. He also was involved with building Canyon Road near Portland, and fought in the Rogue River War in Oregon. In later years, he served in the Oregon Legislative Assembly and promoted the expansion of railroads from Portland. Chapman Square, a park in downtown Portland, is named for him and was built on land he sold to the city.

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William Williams Chapman's Timeline

1808
August 11, 1808
Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, USA
1836
January 9, 1836
Age 27
1838
January 19, 1838
Age 29
1840
March 23, 1840
Age 31
1892
October 18, 1892
Age 84
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA
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Oregon, USA