Chandler, Zachariah, 1813-1879

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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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referencedIn Joy, James F. (James Frederick), 1810-1896. James F. Joy papers, 1830-1902. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Hooker, Joseph, 1814-1879. Autograph letter signed : Hot Springs, Ark., to Z. Chandler, 1876 May 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Thomas, William Wallace, 1853-1926. William Wallace Thomas letter, 1874. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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referencedIn George D. Hill papers, 1843-1876 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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referencedIn Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893. Hamilton Fish papers, 1732-1914 (bulk 1840-1890). Library of Congress
creatorOf Chandler, Zachariah, 1813-1879. Letter, May 21, 1860. Clarke Historical Library
creatorOf Zachariah Chandler Papers, 1854-1899, (bulk 1854-1879) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Kinsley S. Bingham Papers [microform], 1820-1944, 1820-1870 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Stebbins, Francis Reuben, 1818-1892. Francis Reuben Stebbins papers, 1856-1896. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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creatorOf George A. and Elizabeth B. Custer papers, 1857-1929 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Papers of Charles Sumner, 1841-1874. Library of Congress
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creatorOf Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876. Papers, 1857-1929. American Primers
referencedIn Alexander Winchell Papers, 1833-1891 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Oliver Lyman Spaulding papers, 1861-1921 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Trumbull, Lyman, 1813-1896. Papers of Lyman Trumbull, 1843-1894 (bulk 1855-1872). Library of Congress
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creatorOf Bingham, Kinsley S. (Kinsley Scott), 1808-1861. Kinsley S. Bingham papers, 1820-1915. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Zachariah Chandler letters and miscellany, 1858-1890 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Porter, Frederick Bissell, 1831-1905. Frederick Bissell Porter journals, 1848-1854. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Bagley, John Judson, 1832-1881. John Judson Bagley papers, 1853-1891. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Chandler, Zachariah, 1813-1879. Autograph letter signed : Detroit, to [Abraham Lincoln], [Washington, D.C.,], 1861 Apr. 22. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Spaulding, Mr. (Oliver Lyman), 1833-1922. Oliver Lyman Spaulding papers, 1861-1921. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Autograph album: Abraham Lincoln, his cabinet, and senators, 1864 and undated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Seth K. Shetterly papers, 1829-1934 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Hill, George D., 1820-1881. George D. Hill papers, 1843-1866 and 1870-1876. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Chandler, Zachariah, 1813-1879. Autograph letter signed : Detroit, to F. Bachelor, 1860 Aug. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Morrison R. Waite Papers, 1818-1933, (bulk 1874-1888) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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creatorOf Chandler, Zachariah, 1813-1879. Zachariah Chandler papers, 1854-1899 (bulk 1854-1879). Library of Congress
creatorOf Chandler, Zachariah, 1813-1879. Zachariah Chandler papers, 1846-1899. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn O. M. Poe Papers, 1852-1922, (bulk 1863-1885) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Republican Party (Minn.). State Central Committee. Miscellaneous party papers, 1857-1956. Minnesota Historical Society Library
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correspondedWith Creswell, John A. J. (John Angel James), 1828-1891 person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Michigan
United States
United States
United States
United States
Michigan
Michigan--Detroit
Subject
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
Occupation
Cabinet officers
Senators, U.S. Congress--Michigan
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Birth 1813-12-10

Death 1879-11-01

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