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Chauncey Brewster Chapman, Jr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-801217
The Chauncey Brewster Chapman, Jr. Papers are divided into two separate series: the Law Practice Series (1949 - 1959), and the Department of Interior Series (1959 - 1980), corresponding, respectively, to Chauncey Brewster Chapman, Jr.'s early career as an attorney engaged in private practice, and his extended career in the Interior Department. Judicial and legal matters relative to territories, wildlife, and claims, which later became general legal services, form the major part of the collection.

The first series deal with domestic matters within the Interior Department while the remaining series, the bulk of the collection, deal specifically with matters pertaining to American territories outside the continental United States. Congratulatory letters from Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, John S. Taeni (an assiduous autograph collector), and Representative Harold T. (Bizz) Johnson of California regarding Chapman's appointment as associate solicitor for territories, wildlife, and claims can be found in the personal filed, as well as photographs of Mr. Chapman.

Dates

  • 1949-1980

Extent

10.5 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Chauncey Brewster Chapman, Jr. (1919 - 1980) was born in New York, a direct descendent of William Brewster, religious leader and signator of the Mayflower Compact. Mr. Chapman graduated from Williams College in 1942. During World War II, he served in the 4th Marine Division in the South Pacific theater. After the war, Mr. Chapman entered Georgetown University's Law School in 1947, completing the three-year course in two years. From 1949 - 1959, he was engaged in private practice. He joined the federal government as attorney-advisor for the Interior Department in 1959. He was named assistant solicitor for territories in 1967, and in 1969 he was designated assistant solicitor for territories, wildlife, and claims. Mr. chapman served in the capacity of assistant solicitor of the territories from 1973 until his retirement in 1979.
Title
Chauncey Brewster Chapman, Jr. papers
Status
completed
Author
Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
Date
1981
Description rules
local practice
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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