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Henderson in Henderson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Albert B. "Happy" Chandler / Albert Benjamin Chandler

 
 
Albert B. "Happy" Chandler Marker side image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
1. Albert B. "Happy" Chandler Marker side
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Albert B. "Happy" Chandler
This Henderson Co. native (1898- 1991) was state sen. and lt. gov. before becoming governor in 1935 and 1955. U.S. sen., 1939-45. As baseball commissioner, he approved contract making Jackie Robinson first modern black major league player, 1947. Chandler elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, 1982.

Albert Benjamin Chandler
This colorful orator and two-term governor was born near Corydon, Ky. As governor, Chandler was driving force behind establishment of Univ. of Ky. Medical Center, later named in his honor. Buried at Pisgah Presbyterian Church, Versailles. Park Field in Henderson was site of the 1996 Bambino World Series dedicated to “Happy” Chandler.
Presented by Henderson World Series Association, Inc.

 
Erected 1996 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1984.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics
Albert Benjamin Chandler Marker side image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
2. Albert Benjamin Chandler Marker side
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Sports. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 37° 51.903′ N, 87° 34.667′ W. Marker is in Henderson, Kentucky, in Henderson County. Marker is on Atkinson Park Circle, on the left when traveling south. Marker is behind grandstand on main baseball field at Atkinson Park. Field is at north end of park along the Ohio River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henderson KY 42420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Augustus Owsley Stanley (approx. 1.4 miles away); Kimmel Homestead (approx. 1˝ miles away); Artist-Naturalist (approx. 1.6 miles away); L&N Bed and Breakfast (approx. 1.7 miles away); The John O'Byrne House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Prichett House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Admiral Husband Edward Kimmel (approx. 1.8 miles away); Husband Edward Kimmel (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henderson.
 
Also see . . .  Happy Chandler (Wikipedia). (Submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Albert B. "Happy" Chandler / Albert Benjamin Chandler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
3. Albert B. "Happy" Chandler / Albert Benjamin Chandler Marker
Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler (1898-1991) image. Click for full size.
Harris & Ewing/ Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs division, May 13, 1940
4. Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler (1898-1991)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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