Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame
Mr. Chapman served as Lt. Colonel in the military and led troops in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. He received the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He served as president of the Soil Conservation Society of America. He received top awards from USDA and was elected a Fellow in the Soil Conservation Society of America. He was named Man of the Year by the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia and Man of the Year in Service to Georgia Agriculture by Progressive Farmer magazine and received the Distinguished Service Award from the Georgia Forestry Commission. He was a member of Gamma Sigma Delta and Gridiron.
Birth: 1911, Emanuel County, Georgia
Death: January 10, 1990
Occupation: State Soil Conservation Service for 38 years; served as head of the organization for 17 years.