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William Wallace Chalmers (November 1, 1861 – October 1, 1944) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

William Wallace Chalmers
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1921 or 1922
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's ninth district
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byIsaac R. Sherwood
Succeeded byIsaac R. Sherwood
In office
March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1931
Preceded byIsaac R. Sherwood
Succeeded byWilbur M. White
Personal details
Born(1861-11-01)November 1, 1861
Strathroy, Ontario, Canada
DiedOctober 1, 1944(1944-10-01) (aged 82)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Resting placeCrown Hill Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
Michigan State Normal School
Heidelberg University

Born in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada, Chalmers moved with his parents to Kent County, near Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1865. He attended the public schools, and Michigan State Normal School. He graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1887, from Eureka College in 1889, and from Heidelberg University, Tiffin, Ohio, in 1904. He was a teacher and principal of schools until 1890. Superintendent of schools in Grand Rapids, Michigan from 1890 to 1898 and in Toledo, Ohio from 1898 to 1905. He served as president of the University of Toledo in 1904. He engaged at different periods in farming, lumbering and, in the real-estate and insurance business at Toledo, Ohio.

Chalmers was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress.

Chalmers was elected to the Sixty-ninth, Seventieth, and Seventy-first Congresses (March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1931). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1930. He died in Indianapolis, Indiana, on October 1, 1944. He was interred in Crown Hill Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "William W. Chalmers (id: C000274)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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