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Ezekiel F. Chambers

Born: Feb 28, 1788

Death: Jan 30, 1867

Birthplace: Chestertown

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Ezekiel F. Chambers

Date of Birth : Feb 28, 1788
Date of Death : Jan 30, 1867
Birth Place : Chestertown

Ezekiel Forman Chambers was an American politician. 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. 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.

Profession


  • Politician
  • Judge

Also known as


  • Ezekiel Chambers
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