CHAMBERS, Ezekiel Forman, (1788 - 1867)

Senate Years of Service: 1826-1829; 1829-1834
Party: Adams; Anti-Jackson

CHAMBERS, Ezekiel Forman, a Senator from Maryland; born in Chestertown, Kent County, Md., February 28, 1788; was graduated from Washington College at Chestertown in 1805; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1808 and commenced practice in Chestertown, Md.; served in the War of 1812, attaining the rank of brigadier general; member, State senate 1822; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward Lloyd; reelected in 1831 and served from January 24, 1826, until his resignation on December 20, 1834; chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Twenty-first through Twenty-third Congresses); presiding judge of the second judicial circuit of Maryland and judge of the court of appeals 1834-1851; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor in 1864; died in Chestertown, Md., January 30, 1867; interment in Chester Cemetery.


Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography.