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CHAPMAN, George. (Dubuque, IA, Nov. 2, 1938--Dubuque, IA, July 15, 2020) The son of Virgil and Mary (Egelhof) Chapman, George graduated from LORAS ACADEMY, received his bachelor’s degree from [LORAS COLLEGE]] and his master’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa. He also attended Florida State University and the University of Wisconsin for post graduate work. On June 18, 1960, he married Nancy Gleason, at ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Dubuque.

GEORGE taught in the West Delaware Community Schools from 1960 to 1966 and then taught at DUBUQUE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL from 1967 until his retirement in 1999. He served as science department chair for over 15 years, was active in the Iowa Academy of Science, serving as Regional Director, and one year as president of the science teaching section. He received the Iowa State Outstanding Teacher of Biology Award in 1970.

George was active in and held a seat on the board of the Barn Community Theater. He was an active member of the Dubuque Fine Arts Society and ushered at and was on the Board of the Grand Opera House.



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