Robert Chamberlin

Robert Mather Chamberlin (June 7, 1920 – September 10, 2013) was an American politician in the state of South Dakota who was a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives from 1955 to 1964.[1] Chamberlin was an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin and also attended the University of Southern California for his first two years of college on a baseball scholarship. He was a farmer/cattle rancher in Hecla, South Dakota and served as mayor of Hecla. He was also a former high school teacher in Orlando, Florida. He served in the Navy as a pilot during World War II in the Pacific earning a Silver Star.[2] He also ran as a Democratic candidate for Governor of South Dakota in the 1966 and 1968 elections. He died in 2013, aged 93.[3]

Robert Chamberlin
Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives
from the 35th district
In office
Personal details
Born(1920-06-07)June 7, 1920
Hecla, South Dakota
DiedSeptember 10, 2013(2013-09-10) (aged 93)
Kernersville, North Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Jane Dorothy Pope
ChildrenMerritt Pope Chamberlin, Deborah Chamberlin Ahlman
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin


  1. ^ "Robert Chamberlin". South Dakota Legislature. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  2. ^ Hipple, John E. (1957). South Dakota Legislative Manual.
  3. ^[dead link]
Party political offices
Preceded by Democratic nominee for Governor of South Dakota
1966, 1968
Succeeded by