Rep. Norton Chipman

Former Delegate from District of Columbia’s At-Large District, Republican

Chipman, a Republican, was the delegate from the District of Columbia from 1873 to 1875.

The District of Columbia is a territory of the United States. Because it is not a state, it has no senators or representatives in Congress. Instead it sends a delegate to the House of Representatives with essentially no voting privileges. Delegates have a marginal 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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