Chipman, a Republican, was the delegate from the District of Columbia 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 vote in committee but not on the House floor, including not on the final passage of bills. 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 delegate from the District of Columbia (1871-1873).
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