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CHANDLER, A. B. (Ben)

(1959—)


CHANDLER, A. B. (Ben), (grandson of Albert Benjamin “Happy” Chandler), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Versailles, Woodford County, Ky., September 12, 1959; graduated from Woodford County High School; B.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.; J.D., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.; lawyer, private practice; elected Kentucky state auditor, 1991-1995; elected attorney general for the State of Kentucky, 1995-2003; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Kentucky in 2003; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Eighth Congress in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Ernie Fletcher and reelected to two succeeding Congresses (February 17, 2004-present).

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

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