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 Joseph Ripley Chandler

Joseph Ripley Chandler

Birth
Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 10 Jul 1880 (aged 87)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 7600015 · View Source
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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.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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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 .