Albert Benjamin Chandler Edit Profile
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.
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;
appointed, United States senator (to fill vacancy caused by death of Marvell Mills Logan)
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.
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).
Married Mildred Watkins, November 12, 1925. Children: Marcella (Mistress Thomas D. Miller), Mildred (Mistress James J. Lewis), Albert Benjamin, Joseph Daniel.
1922 - 1924
1931 - 1935
1935 - 1939
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Cross of Military service U.D.C., 1959. Jefferson Davis medal, 1975. University Kentucky Medical Center named in his honor, 1959.
Honored at special lecture Transylvania University, 1980. Named to National Baseball Hall of Fame, 1982. Recipient award National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1983, Ben Gurion award Jewish Community of Lexington, 1986, Daughters of the American Revolution medal, 1987.