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Jeanette H. Flachmeier

CHANDLER, SAMUEL EZEKIEL (1861–1944). Samuel Ezekiel Chandler, minister and college president, son of Ezekiel and Sarah (Lemmen) Chandler, was born in Sumter County, South Carolina, on October 2, 1861. He received his B.A. degree at Davidson College, North Carolina, in 1884, his B.D. degree at Southwestern Presbyterian University in Clarksville, Tennessee, in 1888, and his D.D. degree at Davidson in 1905. From 1888 to 1890 Chandler was pastor at Brenham, Texas. He was professor of Bible at Austin College from 1897 to 1904, when he became pastor at Corpus Christi. He was president of Daniel Baker College at Brownwood in 1908 and professor of Greek at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1909. He was pastor at Austin and Kingsville until 1902, when he again became president of Daniel Baker. He resigned the presidency in 1933 but continued as head of the Bible department until 1942. Chandler married Mary Olivia Becton of Sulphur Springs, and after her death he married Carrie Knox of Giddings, in 1897. He died at his home in Brownwood on September 20, 1944, and was buried in Greenleaf Cemetery.

Ministerial Directory of the Presbyterian Church, U.S., 1942. Minutes of the Synod of Texas of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, 1945.

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