Former Sen. Albert Chandler

Democrat  •  Kentucky 2 Terms  •  Sworn In 1939
Last Term 1943 - 1945 View All


Chandler was born September 12, 1959, in Versailles, Kentucky. He received a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky at Lexington and became a private practice lawyer. He was State Auditor from 1991 to 1995 before he became the attorney general of Kentucky from 1999 until 2003, and was the Democratic candidate for governor in the election of 2003. He was defeated in that election by his Republican opponent, Congressman Ernie Fletcher. Fletcher resigned from Congress in order to become governor, and a special election was held for his seat in February 2004. Chandler became the Democratic candidate and won the election.

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