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Daniel Henry Chamberlain

  • Birth 23 Jun 1835 West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 13 Apr 1907 Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 7808139

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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  • Originally Created by: S. Anderstrom
  • 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 .