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CHAPMAN, Joseph. (Pittsburgh, PA, June 14, 1831--Painesville, OH, Aug. 27, 1913). Grand Master. Chapman settled in Dubuque in 1856 and joined Key City Lodge No. 161 in 1862. When this Lodge surrendered its charter in 1864, he joined Mosaic Lodge No. 125 and was elected Worshipful Master of that Lodge in 1865, 1866, and 1867.

Chapman was elected Senior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Iowa in 1867 and Grand Master on June 5, 1873.