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William Wallace Chalmers

William Wallace Chalmers, Canadian ex-congressman. Member 67th and 69th to 71st Congresses (1921-1923, 1925-1931), 9th Ohio District; member Rivers and Harbors Committee; Mason (32°), Moose.

Background

  • Chalmers, William Wallace was born on November 1, 1861 in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada. Son of Andrew and Catherine (Doyle) Chalmers.

  • Education

    • Brought to Michigan in boyhood. B.Pd., Michigan State Normal College, 1886. Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1887.

      A.M., Eureka (Illinois) College, 1889. Doctor of Laws, Heidelberg College, 1904.

    Career

    • Teacher and principal schools until 1890. Superintendent schools, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1890-1898, Toledo, O., 1898-1905. President Toledo U., 1904.

      President county and city bds. school examiners, 1888-1915. Real estate and insurance business.

    Works

    • Author of Chalmers Bill providing for construction of Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Deep Waterway. Republican. President Michigan City Superintendents’ Association, 1898-1899. President Northwestern Ohio Teachers’ Association, 1899-1900.

      Vice president National Education Association, 1903-1904. Mason (32°), Moose. Clubs: Toledo Commerce, Inverness, Toledo Yacht, Hyannisport.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member 67th and 69th to 71st Congresses (1921-1923, 1925-1931), 9th Ohio District. Member Rivers and Harbors Committee. Mason (32°), Moose.; Clubs: Toledo Commerce, Inverness, Toledo Yacht, Hyannisport.

    Connections

    • Married Jean Powell, of Cassopolis, Michigan, 1889.
    • father: Andrew Chalmers
    • mother: Catherine (Doyle) Chalmers
    • spouse: Jean Powell
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