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CHAPMAN, EDMUND HAUPT

CHAPMAN, EDMUND HAUPT

CHAPMAN, EDMUND HAUPT (14 Aug. 1906-14 Oct. 1975) was a professor of Art History and chairman of the department of Art & Architecture at CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY (1946-1972), and author of Cleveland: Village to Metropolis.

Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Chapman received his Ph.B (1928) and A.M. (1930) from Yale University and his Ph.D. (1951) from New York University. He taught at the University of Colorado (1930-1935), the City University of New York's Hunter College (1939) and Goucher College in Baltimore, Md. (1939-1942). During WORLD WAR II Chapman served as a lieutenant commander in the Navy Air Combat Intelligence (1942-1946).

Chapman's book Cleveland: Village to Metropolis, published in 1964, in cooperation with the WESTERN RESERVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, was based on the thesis for his doctoral degree. He also contributed articles to the Journal of the Society of Architectural History and the College Journal.

Chapman belonged to the Society of Architectural Historians, the American Association of University Professors, and the College Art Association and was a former chairman of the zoning board of Munson Township.

Chapman married Affa Gray in 1930. They had a daughter, Dr. Gretel Chapman. Chapman lived in Chardon. He was cremated.