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Joseph Sephus Chandler17 SEP 1870 -- 24 MAY 1959avatar
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Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler, Sr.

Birth14 JUL 1898
 
Education
 
Lexington, Transylvania University
Occup1928-1931
 
Flag of Kentucky
Occup1931-1935
 
Flag of Kentucky
Occup1935-1939
 
Flag of Kentucky
Occup1939-1945
 
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Org.1945-1951 Major League Baseball, CommissionerCommissioner
Occup1955-1959
 
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Election1956
 
USA Presidential Election
Flag of United States
Org.1982
 
Baseball Hall of Fame, NY, Cooperstown, Member
Death15 JUN 1991
 
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Aged: 92.9 years
Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler, Sr. was the 44th and 49th Governor of Kentucky and a United States Senator from Kentucky. He was also the 2nd Commissioner of Major League Baseball from 1945-1951. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. He was famously known as the commissioner who gave approval to the Dodgers to sign Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in the Major Leagues. He would also become the commissioner of the Continental Football League, which only lasted from 1965-1969. Chandler was commissioner from 1965-1966 before a legal dispute led him away. He died just shy of his 93rd birthday.
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Albert Benjamin 

8 AUG 192921 OCT 2016  KY, Woodford Co, Versailles Lucie Cross Dunlap 
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