WILLIAM VENROE "BILL" CHAPPELL - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 70525
Sale Price $72.00
WILLIAM VENROE "BILL" CHAPPELL, JR.
The American Democratic politician and former U.S. Congressman from the state of Florida signs this card in blue ink
Signature: "Bill Chappell/W.S. Congress/4th Dist. Fl." in blue ink. 3½x2¼. William Venroe Chappell, Jr. (1922-1989) was a U.S. Representative from Florida. He was born in Kendrick, Florida and attended the University of Florida. Chappell served in the United States Navy, aviator from 1942 to 1946, and retired as a captain from United States Naval Reserve in 1983. He worked as a Marion County prosecuting attorney from 1950 to 1954. William Chappell was elected to Florida House of Representatives from 1954 to 1964, speaker from 1961 to 1963. He did not seek reelection in 1964 but was elected again in 1966. William served as member of the law firm of Chappell and Rowland, Ocala, Florida. Afterwards, he was elected as a Democrat to the 91st and to the nine succeeding Congresses from January 3, 1969 to January 3, 1989. He was a moderate to conservative Democrat and served on the United States House Appropriations Committee. At the time of his defeat he was serving as chairman of the United Sates House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. Chappell was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1988 to the One Hundred First Congress. He was a resident of Ocala, Florida until his death in Bethesda, Maryland on March 30, 1989 from bone cancer. The Port Orange Causeway, spanning the Halifax River, in Port Orange, Florida was named the Congressman William V. Chappell Jr. Memorial Bridge by the Florida Legislature in 1989. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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