Daniel Henry Chamberlain

Daniel Henry Chamberlain

Birth
West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 13 Apr 1907 (aged 71)
Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA
Burial West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 7808139 · View Source
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South Carolina Governor. He graduated from Yale University, from Harvard Law School, in 1863 and during the Civil War served as a Captain in the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment, Union Army. After the war, he moved to South Carolina, was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Columbia. He was a member of the South Carolina Constitutional Convention of 1868 and served as South Carolina Attorney General, (1868-72). In 1874, he was elected as a Republican the 76th Governor of South Carolina, serving until 1877. As Governor, he implemented a number of reforms, including a reduction of public expenditures and curbing of the power of several state boards. After leaving office, he was a successful New York Wall Street attorney and a professor of Constitutional Law at Cornell University, (1883-97), when he retired. He died of cancer at age 71.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 30 Aug 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7808139
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Henry Chamberlain (23 Jun 1835–13 Apr 1907), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7808139, citing Pine Grove Cemetery, West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .