Ezekiel F. Chambers

Ezekiel Forman Chambers (February 28, 1788 – January 30, 1867) was an American politician.

Ezekiel Forman Chambers
Ezekiel Forman Chambers (1788–1867).jpg
United States Senator
from Maryland
In office
January 24, 1826 – December 20, 1834
Preceded byEdward Lloyd
Succeeded byRobert H. Goldsborough
Personal details
Born(1788-02-28)February 28, 1788
Chestertown, Maryland, U.S.
DiedJanuary 30, 1867(1867-01-30) (aged 78)
Chestertown, Maryland
Political partyNational Republican

Born in Chestertown, Maryland, Chambers was graduated from Washington College at Chestertown in 1805. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1808, and commenced practice in Chestertown. Chambers served during the War of 1812 as a captain of militia, commanding a company at the Battle of Caulk's Field in 1814. He attained the rank of brigadier general of militia after the war. In 1822, Chambers served in the Maryland State Senate.

Chambers was elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward Lloyd. He was reelected in 1831 and served from January 24, 1826 until his own resignation on December 20, 1834. In the Senate, Chambers served as chairman of the Committee on the District of Columbia (Twenty-first through Twenty-third Congresses).

After his tenure in the Senate, Chambers served as presiding judge of the second judicial circuit of Maryland and judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals from 1834 to 1851. He was unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Maryland in 1864, and died in Chestertown in 1867. He was interred in Chester Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Ezekiel F. Chambers (id: C000282)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Party political offices
Title last held by
John C. Groome
Democratic nominee for Governor of Maryland
Succeeded by
Oden Bowie
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Edward Lloyd
U.S. senator (Class 3) from Maryland
Served alongside: Samuel Smith, Joseph Kent
Succeeded by
Robert H. Goldsborough