John Wayne Chapman Edit Profile
Graduate Nebraska Teachers College, 1907. Bachelor of Laws, University Michigan, 1911.
Admitted to New Mexico bar, 1917. Assistant counsel New Mexico State Tax Commission, 1927-1931, chief counsel, 1940-1941. Director New Mexico Veterans Service Commission, 1935-1939.
Chief legal advisory to military government in Free Ty. of Trieste, 1948-1949. New Mexico state director Civilian Defense, 1951-1955, New Mexico state director Drought Relief Agency, 1955-1958. Association counsel New Mexico Bureau Revenue, since 1958, chief legal counsel, 1961-1963.
Served as lieutenant colonel to colonel Army of the United States, 1941-1949, chief legal officer Naples Region, assisted in preparation military government plans for Sicily and Italy, prepared 1st order for elimination of fascism from Italian instns., 1943. Member American Legion (department commander 1920-1921, national Executive Committee 1921-1922). S.A.R., Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Mason, Rotarian (district governor 1937-1938).
Married Mary Margaret Riordan, June 12, 1921. Children: Julia Adel (Mistress Frank J. Southerland), Mary Margaret (Mistress Charles L. Pennington), John Wayne.