Interview with Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler, August 15, 1980

Project: A. B. "Happy" Chandler: Desegregation of Major League Baseball Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

A. B. "Happy" Chandler, born in Corydon, Kentucky, was the second commissioner of Major League baseball, from 1945 to 1951. In 1982, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In this interview, he discusses some of the team owners whom he knew while commissioner, as well as topics such as his predecessor Judge Landis' commissionership, his (Chandler's) leaving the senate to accept his position as commissioner, and the financial state of the commissioner's office.

Interview Accession

1980oh138_chan075

Interviewee Name

Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler

Interviewer Name

William J. Marshall

Interview Date

1980-08-15

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Chandler, Albert Benjamin Interview by William J. Marshall. 15 Aug. 1980. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Chandler, A.B. (1980, August 15). Interview by W. J. Marshall. A. B. "Happy" Chandler: Desegregation of Major League Baseball Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Chandler, Albert Benjamin, interview by William J. Marshall. August 15, 1980, A. B. "Happy" Chandler: Desegregation of Major League Baseball Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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