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H. M. Chapman
CHAPMAN, settled in
Texas in 1877, leaving
Bowling Green, Kentucky,
in that year to
_ come to Weatherford.
He remained in Weatherford until
1883, when he removed to Fort
Worth, where he has been a resident
since. Always a prominent member
of the bar of the State and a wellknown
Democrat, he has held a number
of public trusts, though never
accepting salaried offices. He was a
member of the Board of Regents of
the State University for three years
and a member of the school board
of the city of Fort Worth for some
As district attorney for the Frisco
Railway he has taken a prominent
part in the legal work of that company
in Texas, the State headquarters
being in Fort Worth. During
his practice of law in Fort Worth
Mr. Chapman has been a member of
the firms of Boss, Chapman and
Boss; West, Smith and Chapman;
West, Chapman and West, and for
the past two years of Chapman and
Lockett. Having a hobby for pigeon
culture, Mr. Chapman owns a farm
near Bedford stocked with many fine
birds, a number of them prize winners
in the annual State poultry
shows. Mr. Chapman's other hobby
is fishing. He was born in Warren
County, Kentucky, February 22,
1854. His parents, John A. Chapman
and Elizabeth Johnson Chapman,
were both natives of the same
county. He became a graduate of
Warren College, Kentucky, in 1875, 1
and in 1876 graduated in law at
Cumberland University. He married
Mrs. Susan Carlin in 1880. They
have two children, John A. Chapman
and Miss Bessie B. Chapman.
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