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William Wallace CHALMERS

(1861-1944)

CHALMERS, William Wallace, a Representative from Ohio; born in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada, November 1, 1861; moved with his parents to Kent County, near Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1865; attended the public schools, and Michigan State Normal School; was graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Harbor in 1887, from Eureka (Ill.) College in 1889, and from Heidelberg University, Tiffin, Ohio, in 1904; teacher and principal of schools until 1890; superintendent of schools in Grand Rapids, Mich., 1890-1898 and in Toledo, Ohio, 1898-1905; president of Toledo University in 1904; engaged at different periods in farming, lumbering and, in the real-estate and insurance business at Toledo, Ohio; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; elected to the Sixty-ninth, Seventieth, and Seventy-first Congresses (March 4, 1925-March 3, 1931); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1930; died in Indianapolis, Ind., on October 1, 1944; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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