Chandler, Zachariah

Life Span
to
Full name
Zachariah Chandler
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Siblings
0
No. of Children
0
Occupation
Politician
Businessman
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Church or Religious Denomination
Presbyterian
Political Parties
Whig
Republican
Other Affiliations
Abolitionists (Anti-Slavery Society)
Government
Grant Administration (1869-77)
US Senate
Local government

Zachariah Chandler (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
CHANDLER, Zachariah,  (nephew of John Chandler and Thomas Chandler, grandfather of Frederick Hale and great-great-granduncle of Rod Dennis Chandler), a Senator from Michigan; born in Bedford, N.H., December 10, 1813; attended the common schools; taught school; moved to Detroit, Mich., in 1833 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; mayor of Detroit in 1851; unsuccessful Whig candidate for Governor in 1852; was prominent in the organization of the Republican Party in 1854; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1857; reelected in 1863 and again in 1869 and served from March 4, 1857, to March 3, 1875; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874; chairman, Committee on Commerce (Thirty-seventh through Forty-third Congresses); appointed Secretary of the Interior by President Ulysses Grant 1875-1877; chairman of the Republican National Executive Committee 1868-1876; again elected in 1879 to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Isaac P. Christiancy and served from February 22, 1879, until his death on November 1, 1879, in Chicago, Ill; interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
"Chandler, Zachariah," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000299.
Chicago Style Entry Link
George, Mary K. Zachariah Chandler: A Political Biography. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1969. view record
Harris, W.C. Public Life of Zachariah Chandler, 1851-1875. East Lansing: Michigan Historical Commission, 1917. view record
How to Cite This Page: "Chandler, Zachariah," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/index.php/node/12321.