Judge Lawyer Politician

Ebenezer M. Chamberlain

Quick Facts

IntroAmerican politician
Was Politician
From United States of America
Type Law
Birth 20 August 1805, Orrington
Death 14 March 1861, Goshen
(aged 55 years)
Star signLeo


Ebenezer Mattoon Chamberlain (August 20, 1805 – March 14, 1861) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.
Born in Orrington, Maine, Chamberlain attended public school before becoming employed in his father’s shipyard. Later, he studied law and moved to Connersville, where he completed his studies, gaining admission to the bar in 1832 and commencing practice in Elkhart County in 1833.
He served as member of the Indiana House of Representatives from 1835 to 1837, before serving in the state Senate from 1839 to 1842.
Chamberlain was elected prosecuting attorney of the ninth judicial circuit in 1842 and became elected president judge of the ninth judicial district in 1843. He was reelected in 1851 and served until he resigned when he was elected to Congress. He served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1844.
Chamberlain was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress from March 4, 1853 to March 3, 1855). Afterwards, he practiced of law in Goshen, until his death there on March 14, 1861.
He was interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery.