1945-51: Became the second Commissioner of Baseball after the death of Kenesaw M. Landis; he approved the decision for Jackie Robinson to become the first black player in the modern major leagues.

10/10/39-11/1/45: U.S. senator from Kentucky. Originally appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Marvel Mills Logan. Resigned in 1945 to become Comissioner of Baseball.

1982: Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Committee on Baseball Veterans.

12/8/31-12/10/35: Lieutenant governor of Kentucky.

Grandfather of Congressman Ben Chandler.

12/10/35-10/9/39 and 12/13/55-12/8/59: Governor of Kentucky.

Father of Albert Jr., Joseph, Marcella, and Mimi Chandler.

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 3, 1991-1993, pages 103-105. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001.