Chipman, Nathaniel (1752–1843)

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Federalist jurist and statesman Nathaniel Chipman was instrumental in securing Vermont's admission to the Union in 1791 as the first state with no history as a separate British colony. An ally and correspondent of alexander hamilton, Chipman was three times chief justice of Vermont and also the first federal judge in the Vermont district. He was professor of law at Middlebury College (1816–1843) and author of Principles of Government (1793; revised edition 1833).

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