Walter M. Chandler

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Walter Marion Chandler
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th district
In office
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1917
Preceded by John E. Andrus
Succeeded by Joseph Rowan
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
Preceded by Joseph Rowan
Succeeded by Sol Bloom
Personal details
Born (1867-12-08)December 8, 1867
Yazoo City, Mississippi
Died March 16, 1935(1935-03-16) (aged 67)
New York City
Political party Republican Party
Progressive Party
Alma mater University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Occupation Attorney

Walter Marion Chandler (December 8, 1867 – March 16, 1935) was a Progressive and later a Republican U.S. Representative from New York.

Born near Yazoo City, Mississippi, Chandler attended public schools, the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, and the University of Mississippi at Oxford. He taught school for a time and then graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1897. He studied history and jurisprudence at the University of Berlin and the University of Heidelberg in Germany.

He established his law practice in Dallas, Texas, and three years later moved to New York City, where he continued the practice of law and engaged in writing and lecturing.

In 1912, Chandler was elected to Congress to the first of two terms as a Progressive. In 1916, he was elected to a third term to Congress as a Republican. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in the heavily Republican year of 1918.

In 1920, Chandler was elected to a fourth nonconsecutive term as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 and thereafter unsuccessfully contested the election of Sol Bloom to fill a congressional vacancy. He was again an unsuccessful candidate in 1924, even as U.S. President Calvin Coolidge won the electors of New York State.

He served as member of the faculty and lecturer at the American Expeditionary Force University at Beaune, France, during World War I.

After he left Congress early in 1923, he resumed the practice of law in New York City, where he died twelve years later.

Chandler was interred in the West Evergreen Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John E. Andrus
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th congressional district

1913–1917
Succeeded by
Joseph Rowan
Preceded by
Joseph Rowan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th congressional district

1921–1923
Succeeded by
Sol Bloom