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Ralph Chapman's Biography

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Full Name:

Ralph Chapman




Wife: Rebecca; 5 Children

Birth Date:


Home City:

Brooksville, ME

BS, Applied Physics, Tufts University, 1973

Former Minority Leader, Maine State House of Representatives

Representative, Maine State House of Representatives, District 133, 2014-2018

Representative, Maine State House of Representatives, District 37, 2010-2014

Former Member, Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee, Maine State House of Representatives

Board Member, Executive Committee, Liberty School

Member, MaineHousing's Reach IV Committee

Coordinator/Instructor, United Technologies Center, 2003-present

Solar Energy-Related Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory

Solar Energy-Related Researcher, Tufts’ Electro-Optics Technology Center

Consultant/Owner, Ralph Chapman Consulting, 2000-2003

Proposal Manager/Senior Research Engineer, Sensor Research and Development Corporation, 1997-2000

Principal/Technical Director, LEO Engineering, Incorporated, 1987-1993

Volunteer, Brooksville Elementary School

Board Member, Environmental Sector of the Maine Technology Institute

Member, New Surry Theatre

President, Peninsula Area Team for Health

Favorite Movie:

Prelude to a Kiss, Groundhog Day

Favorite Musician:

Beethoven, Chopin, Rolling Stones, the Who, the Band, Cranberries

Favorite TV Shows:

The West Wing

Hobbies or Special Talents:

kayaking, hiking, community theatre, piano playing