John J. Chappell

John Joel Chappell ( born January 19, 1782 Little River, Horry County, South Carolina, † May 23 1871 in Lowndes County, Alabama ) was an American politician. Between 1813 and 1817 he represented the state of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Chappell grew up in Richland County, where he attended the public schools. After a subsequent law degree at South Carolina College, now the University of South Carolina, and its made ​​in 1805 admitted to the bar, he began practicing in his new profession in Columbia. Between 1805 and 1808, he was an officer in the state militia of South Carolina. There he rose to the colonel.

Politically, Chappell was a member of the Democratic- Republican Party. Between 1808 and 1812 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from South Carolina. In 1809 he was curator of the South Carolina College. Chappell also took part in the British -American War. In 1812 he was in the fourth constituency of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Lowndes on March 4, 1813. After a re-election in 1814 he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1817 two legislative sessions. During this time he was chairman of the committee that dealt with claims to the federal government from the revolutionary period.

After the end of his time in the House of Representatives Chappell worked until 1837 as a lawyer again. Between 1830 and 1858 he led the establishment of the State Bank of South Carolina in Columbia. He then moved to the Lowndes County in Alabama, where he ran a cotton plantation. John Chappell died on 23 May 1871, and was buried in Columbia.