Bird Beers Chapman

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Bird Beers Chapman, a Delegate from the Territory of Nebraska; born in Salisbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, August 24, 1821; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio; moved to the Territory of Nebraska and settled in Omaha, Nebraska; was editor of the Omaha Nebraskan 1855-1859; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857); unsuccessfully contested the election of Fenner Ferguson to the Thirty-fifth Congress; died at Put in Bay, Ottawa County, Ohio, September 21, 1871; interment in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Elyria, Ohio.


  • United States Congress. "Bird Beers Chapman (id: C000309)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Napoleon B. Giddings
Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska Territory

March 4, 1855 - March 3, 1857
Succeeded by
Fenner Ferguson