University professor of statistics.  Born– May 24, 1894, Lima, Ohio. Parents– Lewis E. and Ella Mae (Faze) Chapman. Married– Lena Blanche McPherson, September 18, 1919. Education– University of Michigan, A.B.; University of Minnesota, graduate study; Columbia University, Ph.D. Taught accounting at the University of Minnesota, 1919 to 1921. Professor of statistics, University of Alabama, 1921-1959; also served as director of the Bureau of Business Research, University of Alabama, 1930-1951. Died January 10, 1977.


Library of Alabama Lives.


Estimate of Probable Yield of a Sales Tax in Alabama, Under Provisions of Proposed Revenue Bill by Mr. Harrison. University, Ala.; Bureau of Business Research, University of Alabama, 1936.

An Introduction to Business; Commerce One, Folder One. University, Ala.; School of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Alabama, 1940.

Iron and Steel Companies in Years of Prosperity and Depression. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Weatherford Printing Co., s.d. (Originally published as thesis at Columbia University, 1935).

The Iron and Steel Industries of the South. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1953.

Population of Alabama: An analysis.  Bureau of Business Research, 1931.

Social and Economic Statistics of Alabama.  Bureau of Business Research, 1930.