Thomas Chandler (New Hampshire politician)

Thomas Chandler (August 10, 1772 – January 2, 1866), was an American politician, farmer, and innkeeper who served as United States Representative for New Hampshire.

Thomas Chandler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1829 – March 4, 1833
Preceded byIchabod Bartlett
Succeeded byRobert Burns
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
In office
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1772-08-10)August 10, 1772
Bedford, Hillsborough County
New Hampshire, USA
DiedJanuary 2, 1866(1866-01-02) (aged 93)
Bedford, Hillsborough County
New Hampshire, USA
Resting placeBedford Cemetery
Bedford, Hillsborough County
New Hampshire
Political partyJacksonian
Spouse(s)Susanna McAfee Chandler
ChildrenAsenath Chandler Kendrick
Sally Chandler Kendrick
Hannah Chandler Kendrick
Adam Chandler

Early lifeEdit

Chandler was born on August 10, 1772 in Bedford, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire where he attended the public schools, then became a farmer and an innkeeper.


Justice of the peace in 1808 and captain of militia in 1815, Chandler was elected in 1816 as a member of the New Hampshire Senate from the 3rd district, serving from 1817 to 1819. He was again elected to the state senate in 1824, serving from 1825 to 1828. In 1828, he served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.[1]

Elected as a Jacksonian Democrat to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses, Chandler served from March 4, 1829 to March 3, 1833 as United States Representative for the state of New Hampshire.


Chandler died in Bedford, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, on January 28, 1866 (age 93 years, 171 days). He is interred at Bedford Cemetery, Bedford, New Hampshire.

Family lifeEdit

Son of Zachariah and Sarah, Chandler was the uncle of Zachariah Chandler. He married Susanna McAfee and they had three daughters, Asenath, Sally, Hannah, and a son, Adam.[2]


  1. ^ Herringshaw, Thomas William. Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century: Accurate and Succinct Biographies of Famous Men and Women in All Walks of Life who are Or Have Been the Acknowledged Leaders of Life and Thought of the United States Since Its Formation. American Publishers' Association, 1904 - Biography. p. 206. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  2. ^ Chandler, George (1883). The Chandler Family: The Descendants of William and Annis Chandler who Settled in Roxbury, Mass., 1637. Press of C. Hamilton, 1883 - Massachusetts. pp. 776–777. Retrieved 7 July 2014.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ichabod Bartlett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire

Succeeded by
Robert Burns