David CHAMBERS, Congress, OH (1780-1864)


CHAMBERS, David, a Representative from Ohio; born in Allentown, Pa., November 25, 1780; tutored by his father; was a confidential express rider for President Washington during the Whisky Insurrection in 1794; learned the art of printing; moved to Zanesville, Ohio, in 1810, where he established a newspaper and was elected State printer; volunteer aide-de-camp to General Cass in the War of 1812; served as recorder and mayor of Zanesville; member of the State house of representatives in 1814, 1828, 1836-1838, 1841, and 1842; clerk of the Ohio State senate in 1817; clerk of the court of common pleas of Muskingum County 1817-1821; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1820 to the Seventeenth Congress; subsequently elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Representative-elect John C. Wright and served from October 9, 1821, to March 3, 1823; was not a candidate for renomination; affiliated with the Whig Party after its formation; member of the State senate in 1843 and 1844; president of the senate in 1844; delegate to the State constitutional convention of 1850; engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1856; died in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, August 8, 1864; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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