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Ben Chandler

Ben ChandlerAKA Albert Benjamin Chandler III

Born: 12-Sep-1959
Birthplace: Versailles, KY

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman, Kentucky 6th

Kentucky lawyer and former state Attorney General, first elected to the US Congress in a 2004 special election to fill the remaining term of Congressman Ernie Fletcher, after Fletcher defeated Chandler to become Governor of Kentucky. "Blue Dog" conservative Democrat; opposed the 2008 Bush-Cheney Wall Street bailout, supported the 2009 Obama economic stimulus program, supported the 2010 health care reform. Serves on the House Committee on Appropriations, and the Science and Technology Committee, among other assignments. Grandson of legendary Kentucky politician and Commissioner of Baseball Albert "Happy" Chandler.

Father: Albert Benjamin Chandler Jr.
Wife: Jennifer (state bureaucrat, three children)
Daughter: Lucie
Son: Albert IV
Son: Branham

    High School: Woodford County High School, Versailles, KY (1979)
    University: BA, University of Kentucky (1983)
    Law School: JD, University of Kentucky Law School (1986)

    US Congressman, Kentucky 6th (2004-)
    Attorney General of Kentucky (1999-2003)
    Kentucky State Official Auditor of Public Accounts (1991-95)
    Reeves and Graddy Attorney (1987-91)
    Brown, Todd and Heyburn Attorney (1986)
    American Bar Association
    American Red Cross
    Kentucky Bar Association
    New Democrat Movement House New Democrat Coalition

Official Website:
http://chandler.house.gov/


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