Charlotte Gordon Chapman, 74, a longtime Washington resident who immersed herself in numerous political organizations and social and civic work, died Oct. 13 at Washington Hospital Center after a heart attack.
In the political arena, Mrs. Chapman served as District treasurer of the Jesse Jackson 1984 presidential campaign and treasurer of the mayoral campaigns of Walter Washington and Marion Barry.
Regarded as an energetic and loyal aide, she received mayoral appointments to various boards in the 1970s and '80s. She served on the board of directors of the D.C. Convention Center, the Minority Business Opportunity Commission, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the Prevention of Blindness Society and the Stoddard Baptist Home in Washington.
She also was a trustee of the University of the District of Columbia and a past president of the Barristers' Wives community service organization, the Shepherd Park Civic Association and the D.C. Democratic Women's Club.
Mrs. Chapman, who did secretarial work as a young woman, came to Washington from her native Michigan after graduating from Flint Junior College in 1944. She attended D.C. Teachers College and American University.
Her other interests included playing bridge.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Clinton W. Chapman of Washington; three children, Cheryl Chapman of Washington, Clarissa Chapman Bowie of Bethesda and Carolyn Chapman Michell of Silver Spring; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.