William W. Chalmers

William Wallace Chalmers ( born November 1, 1861 in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada, † October 1, 1944 in Indianapolis, Indiana ) was an American politician. Between 1921 and 1931 he represented two times the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1865, William Chalmers came from his Canadian home to Michigan, where the family settled in Kent County near Grand Rapids. He attended the public schools of his new home and the Michigan State Normal School. In 1887 he graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After that, he was until 1889 at Eureka College in Illinois. Until 1890 he worked as a teacher in the public schools of his home. From 1890 to 1898 he served as school board for public schools in Grand Rapids. Between 1898 and 1905 he held the same job in Toledo ( Ohio). Besides, he continued until 1904 continued his own education at Heidelberg University in Tiffin. In the same year he became president of the Toledo University. Meanwhile practiced Chalmers from various other professions. He worked in agriculture, in the lumber business in the insurance industry and the property market. Politically, he joined the Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1920 Chalmers was in the ninth election district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Isaac R. Sherwood on March 4, 1921. Since he his predecessor Sherwood defeated in 1922, he was initially able to do only one term in Congress until March 3, 1923. In the 1924 elections, he was elected again in the ninth district of his state in Congress, where he Isaac Sherwood replaced again on March 4, 1925. After two re- elections, he could spend up to 3 March 1931 three other legislatures in the U.S. House of Representatives. Since 1929 the work of the Congress was shaped by the events of the Great Depression.

In 1932, William Chalmers was not nominated by his party for re-election. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he is no longer politically have appeared. He died on October 1, 1944 in Indianapolis, where he was also buried.