Chandler, Zachariah, 1813-1879

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1813-12-10
Death 1879-11-01

Biographical notes:

George Armstrong Custer was a famous cavalry officer during the Civil War and the Indian wars of the 1860s and 1870s. Elizabeth Bacon Custer, his wife, was the author of several works about Army life on the plains. After the death of her husband, she dedicated her life to defending his honor.

From the guide to the George A. and Elizabeth B. Custer papers, 1857-1929, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

American politician.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Detroit, to F. Bachelor, 1860 Aug. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270622242

U.S. secretary of the interior and U.S. senator from Michigan.

From the description of Zachariah Chandler papers, 1854-1899 (bulk 1854-1879). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980021

Born in Bedford, New Hampshire, December 10, 1813; taught school; came to Detroit, 1833; engaged in mercantile business; was mayor of Detroit, 1851. Prominent in organizing the Republican party, 1854. Republican member of the U.S. Senate, 1857-1875; and again in 1879; Secretary of the Interior, 1875-1877; chairman of the Republican National Executive Committee, 1868 and 1876; died, while on a speaker tour, in Chicago, Ill., November 1, 1879. (from blue index cards)

From the description of Zachariah Chandler papers, 1846-1899. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 320896937

Biographical Note

  • 1813, Dec. 10: Born, Bedford, N.H.
  • 1833: Moved to Detroit, Mich., and later opened a general store
  • 1844: Married Letitia Grace Douglas
  • 1851 - 1852 : Mayor, Detroit, Mich
  • 1852: Unsuccessful Whig candidate for governor of Michigan
  • 1854: One of the signers of the call for the meeting at Jackson, Mich., which founded the Republican Party
  • 1856: Delegate and member of the national committee, Republican national convention, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • 1857: Elected to the United States Senate succeeding Lewis Cass
  • 1861 - 1875 : Chairman, Senate Committee on Commerce
  • 1868: Chairman, Republican Congressional Committee for duration of campaign
  • 1875 - 1877 : Secretary of the interior
  • 1876: Chairman, Republican Congressional Committee for duration of campaign
  • 1879: Elected to the United States Senate
  • 1879, Nov. 1: Died, Chicago, Ill

From the guide to the Zachariah Chandler Papers, 1854-1899, (bulk 1854-1879), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Slavery
  • Indians of North America--Wars--1866-1895--Sources
  • Mayor
  • Merchants
  • Legislators
  • Politics, Government, and Law
  • Slavery--United States
  • Antislavery movements--United States
  • Military
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876--Sources
  • Antislavery movements

Occupations:

  • Cabinet officers
  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Michigan

Places:

  • Michigan (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Michigan (as recorded)
  • Michigan--Detroit (as recorded)