William Lea Chambers, American lawyer. Member Alabama History Society, Chi Phi, Archaeol. Institute America. Southern Society, etc.
Chambers, William Lea was born on March 4, 1852 in at Columbus, Georgia, United States. Son of William Henry and Anne (Flewellen) Chambers.
Educated Emory College (Doctor of Laws, 1909). Taught school 2 years: admitted to bar, 1873.
Justice David Clopton of Supreme Court, of Alabama, October 27, 1873. Practiced Law at Montgomery 14 years, and was president 1st National Bank there. Also president Board Education President of the company which founded City of Sheffield, Alabama American member Samoan Commission under Berlin treaty of 1890 between England, Germany and United States.
Selected by these countries as chief justice International Court, Samoa, 1897. Presided in the trial which determined succession to the throne of Samoa and a king was crowned under decree rendered by him. Resigned 1901; member Spanish Treaty Claims Commission 1901-1910.
Chairman various bds. of arbitration in controversies between labor organizations and railroads, 1910-1913. United States commissioner of Mediation and Conciliation since July 17, 1913.
Member Alabama History Society, Chi Phi, Archaeol. Institute America. Southern Society, etc.