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Congressman

William Venroe Chappell,, American congressman. Bar: Florida 1949. Named Most Valuable Member Florida House Representatives, 1967, Most Effective in Debate, 1967, Minute Man of the Year Reserve Officers Association, 1987, Harry S. Truman award National Guard Association, 1987.

Background

Chappell,, William Venroe was born on February 3, 1922 in Kendrick, Florida, United States. Son of William Venroe and Laura (Kemp) Chappell.

Education

Bachelor, University Florida, 1947. Bachelor of Laws, University Florida, 1949. Juris Doctor, University Florida, 1967.

Career

Member, Sturgis and Chappell (and predecessors), Ocala, Florida, from 1949; prosecuting attorney, Marion County, Florida, 1950-1954; member, Florida House of Representatives, 1955-1965, 67-68; speaker, Florida House of Representatives, 1961-1963; member, 91st-100th congresses from 4th District Florida, 1969-1989.

Achievements

  • Bar: Florida 1949.

Politics

When peaceful alternatives have failed, the force of arms may regretfully be preferable to unchecked aggression, tyranny and genocide.

Views

The Bible can be puzzling but it is continually a source of inspiration and direction in lives of people.

Membership

Aviator United States Navy, World World War II. Captain United States Naval Reserve, retired 1983. Member American Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, Marion County Bar Association, Inter-American Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Academy Florida Trial Lawyers, American Legion.

Lodges: Masons; Shriners. Lions; Elks.

Connections

Married Jeane Chappell. Children: Judith Jane Chappell Gadd, Deborah Kay Chappell Bond, William Venroe III, Christopher Clyde.

father:
William Venroe Chappell,

mother:
Laura (Kemp) Chappell,

spouse:
Jeane Chappell

children:
Deborah Kay Chappell Bond Chappell,

Judith Jane Chappell Gadd Chappell,

William Venroe III Chappell,

Christopher Clyde Chappell,