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 Joseph Ripley Chandler

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Joseph Ripley Chandler

  • Birth 22 Aug 1792 Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 10 Jul 1880 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 7600015

U.S. Congressman. He engaged in commercial work in Boston, moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1815, founded a young ladies’ seminary and was editor of the United States Gazette, (1822-47). He was a member of the Philadelphia City Council, (1832-48) and a member of the State constitutional convention in 1837. In 1849, he was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first, Thirty-second, and Thirty-third Congresses, serving until 1855. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was appointed by President Buchanan as Minister to the Two Sicilies, serving (1858-60). Returning to America, he was president of the board of directors of Girard College Pennsylvania and a delegate to the International Prison Congress held at London, England, in 1872. He died in retirement at age 87.

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  • Added: 20 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7600015
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Ripley Chandler (22 Aug 1792–10 Jul 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7600015, citing New Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .