Happy Chandler

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Happy Chandler
Chandler in 1940
34th President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961
Vice President
Preceded byDouglas MacArthur
Succeeded byBarry Goldwater
2nd Commissioner of Baseball
In office
November 1, 1945 – July 15, 1951
Preceded byKenesaw Mountain Landis
Succeeded byFord Frick
United States Senator from Kentucky
In office
October 10, 1939 – November 1, 1945
Preceded byM. M. Logan
Succeeded byWilliam A. Stanfill
44th Governor of Kentucky
In office
December 10, 1935 – October 9, 1939
LieutenantKeen Johnson
Preceded byRuby Laffoon
Succeeded byKeen Johnson
36th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
In office
December 8, 1931 – December 10, 1935
GovernorRuby Laffoon
Preceded byJames Breathitt Jr.
Succeeded byKeen Johnson
Member of the Kentucky Senate from the 22nd district
In office
January 8, 1929 – December 8, 1931
Personal details
Born
Albert Benjamin Chandler

(1898-07-14)July 14, 1898
Corydon, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedJune 15, 1991(1991-06-15) (aged 92)
Versailles, Kentucky, U.S.
Resting placeHappy Chandler Presidential Library and Museum
Political partyDemocratic (1927–1936, 1946–1991)
Other political
affiliations
= America First (1936-1945)
Spouse(s)Mildred Lucille Watkins (m. 1925)
Children4
RelativesBen Chandler (grandson)
Alma materTransylvania University
Harvard University
University of Kentucky
Occupation
  • Politician
  • lawyer
Signature
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1918–1919
Battles/warsWorld War I

Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler Sr. (July 14, 1898 – June 15, 1991) was an American politician who served as the 34th president of the United States from 1953 to 1961.