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Chandler, Martin Spencer "M.S."

Senate 1883-84 (District 22)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Goodhue


Date of Birth: 2/14/1824
Birth Place: Jamestown, New York
Birth County: Chautauqua
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 2/24/1893
Gender: Male
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: M.S.
City of Residence (when first elected): Red Wing
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer/Tanner and Currier Trade


Fredonia Academy; At Least Elementary School;
Jamestown Academy; At Least Elementary School;


U.S. Executive Branch: United States Surveyor General, Minnesota (2 terms); 18?? to 18??
County Board/Commissioner: Goodhue County, Minnesota (County Commissioner); 18?? to 1858 [Elected]
County Government: Goodhue County, Minnesota (County Sheriff, nearly 3 decades); 01/01/1859 to 188? [Elected]


Spouse: Fannie F. Caldwell (married February 14, 1849)
Children: Three children: Florence C. (daughter); (other 2 died in infancy)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


He came to Minnesota in 1856.

"He was a staunch Republican." (History of Goodhue County, Minnesota, 1909, p. 1058)

Total Days Served: 735


23rd Legislative Session (1883-1884)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 22
Elected: 11/7/1882
Residence: Red Wing
Term of Office: 1/2/1883 to 1/5/1885 (unfinished term)
Counties Represented: Goodhue
Occupation: Farmer/Tanner and Currier Trade
Party: Republican Party Notes: "He was a staunch Republican." (History of Goodhue County, Minnesota, 1909, p. 1058)
  • Federal Relations (Chair)
  • Grain and Warehouse Inspection
  • Insurance
  • Joint Taxes and Tax Laws
Reason for unfinished term: Other - See Notes
Session Notes: We don't know why he didn't finish his term thus his official term end date is uncertain. The date listed is the day before the start of the 1885 session. Osee Mattson Hall served the second half of his term.