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Chambers, John


6 Oct. 1780–21 Sept. 1852. Lawyer, politician. Born at Bromley Bridge (later Burnt Mills), Somerset Co., New Jersey. Son of Rowland Chambers and Phoebe Mullican. Lived at Mason Co., Kentucky, 1794–1841. Married first Margaret Taylor, 16 June 1803, at Mason Co. Married second Hannah Lee Taylor, 29 Oct. 1807, at Washington Co., Maryland. Served as Kentucky state representative, 1812, 1815. Served in War of 1812 as aide-de-camp to William Henry Harrison at Battle of the Thames, 1813. Served as judge in court of appeals, 1825–1827; as U.S. representative from Kentucky, 1828–1829, 1835–1839; and as Kentucky state representative, 1830, 1831. Served as governor of Iowa Territory, 1841–1845, while living at Burlington, Des Moines Co., Iowa Territory. Lived at Mason Co., 1845–1852. Died at Paris, Bourbon Co., Kentucky.