Thomas Chandler (New Hampshire politician)

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Thomas Chandler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1829 – March 4, 1833
Preceded by Ichabod Bartlett
Succeeded by Robert Burns
Personal details
Born (1772-08-10)August 10, 1772
Bedford, Hillsborough County
New Hampshire, USA
Died January 2, 1866(1866-01-02) (aged 93)
Bedford, Hillsborough County
New Hampshire, USA
Resting place Bedford Cemetery
Bedford, Hillsborough County
New Hampshire
Citizenship USA
Political party Jacksonian
Spouse(s) Susanna McAfee Chandler
Children Asenath Chandler Kendrick
Sally Chandler Kendrick
Hannah Chandler Kendrick
Adam Chandler
Profession farmer

Thomas Chandler (August 10, 1772 – January 2, 1866), was an American politician, farmer, and innkeeper who served as United States Representative for New Hampshire.

Early life[edit]

Chandler was born on August 10, 1772 in Bedford, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire where he attended the public schools, then became a farmer and an innkeeper.


Justice of the peace in 1808 and captain of militia in 1815, Chandler was elected in 1816 as a member of the New Hampshire Senate from the 3rd district, serving from 1817-1819. He was again elected to the state senate in 1824, serving from 1825 to 1828. In 1828, he served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.[1]

Elected as a Jacksonian Democrat to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses, Chandler served from March 4, 1829 to March 3, 1833 as United States Representative for the state of New Hampshire.


Chandler died in Bedford, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, on January 28, 1866 (age 93 years, 171 days). He is interred at Bedford Cemetery, Bedford, New Hampshire.

Family life[edit]

Son of Zachariah and Sarah, Chandler was the uncle of Zachariah Chandler. He married Susanna McAfee and they had three daughters, Asenath, Sally, Hannah, and a son, Adam.[2]


External links[edit]

New York Assembly
Preceded by
Ichabod Bartlett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire

Succeeded by
Robert Burns