Happy Chandler

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Happy Chandler
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44th and 49th Governor of Kentucky
In office
December 13, 1955 – December 8, 1959
LieutenantHarry Lee Waterfield
Preceded byLawrence Wetherby
Succeeded byBert Combs
In office
December 10, 1935 – October 9, 1939
LieutenantKeen Johnson
Preceded byRuby Laffoon
Succeeded byKeen Johnson
United States Senator
from Kentucky
In office
October 10, 1939 – November 1, 1945
Preceded byM. M. Logan
Succeeded byWilliam A. Stanfill
2nd Commissioner of Baseball
In office
November 1, 1945 – July 15, 1951
Preceded byKenesaw Mountain Landis
Succeeded byFord Frick
36th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
In office
December 8, 1931 – December 10, 1935
GovernorRuby Laffoon
Preceded byJames Breathitt Jr.
Succeeded byKeen Johnson
Member of the Kentucky Senate
from the 22nd district
In office
January 8, 1929 – December 8, 1931
Personal details
Born
Albert Benjamin Chandler

(1898-07-14)July 14, 1898
Corydon, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedJune 15, 1991(1991-06-15) (aged 92)
Versailles, Kentucky, U.S.
Resting placePisgah Presbyterian Cemetery, Versailles, Kentucky
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Mildred Lucille Watkins (1899-1995)
RelationsBen Chandler (grandson)
Alma materTransylvania University
Harvard Law School
University of Kentucky
OccupationLawyer
Signature
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1918–1919
Battles/warsWorld War I

Baseball career
Member of the National
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Induction1982
Election MethodVeteran's Committee

Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler Sr. (July 14, 1898 – June 15, 1991) was an American politician. He represented Kentucky in the U.S. Senate and was its 44th and 49th Governor.[1]

Chandler was the second Commissioner of Baseball from 1945 to 1951 and was added into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.

His grandson, Ben Chandler, later was congressman for Kentucky's Sixth District.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Albert Benjamin Chandler". Hall of Distinguished Alumni. University of Kentucky Alumni Association. Retrieved 2010-12-27.