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Governor , lawyer

Albert Benjamin Chandler, American lawyer, governor. One of five senators designated by United States Senate to visit world battle fronts in 1943, at which time they made the first landplane flight ever made across the Indian Ocean from Ceylon to Australia.

Background

Chandler, Albert Benjamin was born on July 14, 1898 in Corydon, Kentucky, United States. Son of Joseph and Callie (Sanders) Chandler.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Transylvania College, 1921;Doctor of Laws, Transylvania College, 1936;student, Harvard, 1921-1924;Bachelor of Laws, University Kentucky, 1924;Doctor of Laws, University Kentucky, 1937.

Career

Football coach, Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, 1922-1924;began law practice, Versailles, Kentucky, 1924;appointed master commissioner, Circuit Court, Woodford County, 1928;elected member, Kentucky Senate, from 22d District, 1929;lieutenant governor, Kentucky, 1931-1935;governor, 1935-1939, 55-59;resigned, 1939;appointed, United States senator (to fill vacancy caused by death of Marvell Mills Logan)elected, 1940;to fill remainder term, to January 1943;re-elected for 6 year term, 1942. High commissioner of baseball, 1945-1951. President International Baseball Congress, Wichita.

Commissioner Continental Professional Football League, from 1965, GlobalInternat. Baseball League; vice-president, director First Flight Golf Company, Chattanooga. Director Coastal States Life Insurance Company Georgia.

Receiver for Inter-Southern Life Insurance Company, Louisville, 1932. An organizer Kentucky Home Life. Insurance Company, Louisville, 1932.

Achievements

  • One of five senators designated by United States Senate to visit world battle fronts in 1943, at which time they made the first landplane flight ever made across the Indian Ocean from Ceylon to Australia.

Membership

Member athletic committee University Kentucky, from 1966, life trustee, 1981. Chairman Woodford County Democratic Executive Committee. Democratic national committeeman for Kentucky.

Trustee Ty Cobb Foundation. Chairman board trustees and fund raising committee Transylvania College Served with United States Army, 1918. Captain J.A.G. Department Reserve (retired).

Member American Legion, 40 and 8, Pi Kappa Alpha. Clubs: Mason (32 degree, Knights Templar, Shriner), Kentucky Mountain (honorary), Lexington Country, Idle Hour Country (Lexington).

Connections

Married Mildred Watkins, November 12, 1925. Children: Marcella (Mistress Thomas D. Miller), Mildred (Mistress James J. Lewis), Albert Benjamin, Joseph Daniel.

father:
Joseph Chandler

mother:
Callie (Sanders) Chandler

spouse:
Mildred Watkins

child:
Marcella Chandler (Mistress Thomas D. Miller)

child:
Mildred Chandler (Mistress James J. Lewis)

child:
Albert Benjamin Chandler

child:
Joseph Daniel Chandler