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Biography of William Eaton Chandler


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Chandler, William Eaton. Lawyer. Born in Concord, NH, December 28, 1835. Common school education. Graduate of Harvard Law School and admitted to the bar in 1855. Became reporter of decisions of Supreme Court, New Hampshire, 1859. Member of New Hampshire Legislature 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1881. Speaker 1863-64. Appointed solicitor and judge-advocate-general, Navy Department, March 9, 1965. First assistant secretary of Treasury, June 17, 1865; resigned, November 30, 1867. Member of New Hampshire Constitutional Convention, 1876 and 1902. Appointed solicitor-general of United States, March, 1881, but rejected by senate. Secretary of the Navy, April 12, 1882, to March 7, 1885. United States senator, 1887-1901. President of Spanish Treaty Claims Commission, 1901-07. Died 1917.