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  • John Chapman Collection

John Chapman began his political career in 1927 when he won a seat on the Chicago City Council. He served as executive secretary to Illinois Governor Dwight H. Green from 1941 to 1949. Chapman was a member of the Illinois Parole Board from 1941-1950. He served as Illinois' Lieutenant Governor from 1953-1961 under Governor William Stratton,

Photographs in this collection include images of John Chapman attending ribbon cutting ceremonies for the opening of Route 66 at Lincoln, Illinois; giving speeches; taking group photos with Illinois politicians; and making public appearances with youth groups including Girls' State, Boys' State, and the Future Farmers of America.

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