William T. Chapman WESTON — William T. Chapman, 88, died March 29, 2019, at home, following an illness. He was born Dec. 12, 1930, in Vienna, Illinois, the son of Pleasant and Florence (Simpson) Chapman. He was educated at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and received his master’s degree from New York University. Mr. Chapman worked for the Charleston Post & Courier before a 25-year career with the Washington Post where he covered Congress, the Johnson presidency, political campaigns and civil rights. He was posted to Tokyo, Japan, and later worked for the Boston Globe in Japan. He wrote a book on Japan and another on the Philippines. Survivors include two sons Peter Chapman, of Weehawken, New Jersey, Daniel Chapman, of Atlanta, Georgia, and two grandchildren. He was predeceased in 2010 by his wife, Christine (Patton) Chapman, whom he had married in Rochester, New York. Funeral services are private. Arrangements are by Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.