Chipman, Nathaniel(1752–1843) jurist; born in Salisbury, Conn. He negotiated the admittance of Vermont to the Union and sat on Vermont's Supreme Court intermittently (1787–1816). During those years he also served in Vermont's legislature, as well as a term as a federal judge (1791–93), and a term in the U.S. Senate (Fed., Vt.; 1799–1805). He lectured at Middlebury College (1816–17), but deafness limited him thereafter.
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