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William Wallace Chalmers

ex-congressman.

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.

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