Chipman was the representative from the District of Columbia as 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.
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information