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

Albert B. "Happy" Chandler, 1898-1991

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

This colorful orator and two-term governor was born near Corydon, Ky. As governor, Chandler was the driving force behind establishment of the Univ. of Ky. Medical Center, later named in his honor. Buried at Pisgah Presbyterian Church in Versailles. Park Field in Henderson was site of the 1996 Bambino World Series dedicated to “Happy” Chandler.
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2309.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSports. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 37° 45.202′ 
Albert B. "Happy" Chandler, 1898-1991 image. Click for full size.
Harris & Ewing/ Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs division, May 13, 1940
2. Albert B. "Happy" Chandler, 1898-1991
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N, 87° 41.994′ W. Marker was near Corydon, Kentucky, in Henderson County. Marker was on U.S. 60 0.1 miles south of Diamond Island Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Corydon KY 42406, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Corydon (a few steps from this marker); First Kentucky Consumer Rural Cooperative Electricity (approx. 3.9 miles away); Stewart House (approx. 7˝ miles away); Delano-Alves House (approx. 7˝ miles away); Nurse Mary W. Arvin (approx. 7.8 miles away); Fernwood Cemetery (approx. 7.8 miles away); Laurelwood (approx. 7.9 miles away); Powell-Martin House (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corydon.
 
More about this marker. Marker text provided by Kentucky Historical Society.
 
Also see . . .  Happy Chandler (Wikipedia). (Submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
 
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 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
 
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