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Rep. Norton Chipman

Former Representative for the District of Columbia’s At-Large District

Chipman was the representative from the District of Columbia and was a Republican. He served from 1873 to 1875.

Because the District of Columbia is a territory of the United States, and not a state, its representative in the House of Representatives is a delegate with limited voting privileges — Chipman can currently vote in committee and in certain votes on the House floor, but not if their vote would be decisive. Delegates have a marginalized role in Congress and their constituents are not represented in Congress in the same manner as most citizens.

He was previously the representative from the District of Columbia as a Republican from 1871 to 1873.

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