Ben Chandler Quotes:- Ben Chandler (born September 12, 1959) is an American lawyer and politician who served as the United States representative for Kentucky’s 6th congressional district from 2004 to 2013. A Democrat, Chandler was first elected to Congress in a 2004 special election. He served until January 2013, having been defeated for re-election by Andy Barr in the 2012 elections.
Chandler was born in Versailles, Kentucky on September 12, 1959, the son of Lucie “Toss” (née Dunlap) and A. B. Ben Chandler Jr. His paternal grandfather, A. B. Happy Chandler., served as Governor of Kentucky, Commissioner of Baseball, and as a U.S. Senator.
Chandler graduated with distinction from the University of Kentucky with a BA in History and a J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Chandler became a private practice lawyer in Lexington, KY before starting his political career.
Inspirational Ben Chandler Quotes
“I was planning to be a baseball player until I ran into something called a curveball. And that set me back.”
“I have the happy circumstance of either being accused of political grandstanding on the one hand or cover-ups on the other.”
“When I finished my term, I thought about running for governor then but decided not to because, frankly, I didn’t think I was ready. I wasn’t comfortable that I was prepared to do the job.”
“As attorney general, I’ve had some connection with just about every important public issue in the last eight years in Kentucky. All of the important public issues of the day have, at some point.”