4 Fed. Probation 26 (1940)
Henry P. Chandler/Elmore Whitehurst

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-Harris & Ewing
HENRY P. CHANDLER
Director, Administrative Office
of the United States Courts
O  N November 22, 1939, Chief Justice Charles
Evans Hughes announced the appointment
of Henry P. Chandler, of Chicago, as director
of the Administrative Office of the United States
Courts. Mr. Chandler, at the time of his appoint-
ment, was a member of the law firm of Tolman
and Chandler, engaging in general practice with
particular attention to the law of municipal cor-
porations and public improvements. He was
admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1906, and since has
practiced law in Chicago until the time of his
present appointment.
A native of Indian Orchard, Massachusetts,
Mr. Chandler spent part of his youth in Califor-
nia. He was educated at Leland Stanford, jr.,
University, Harvard University, and the Uni-
of Chicago. He received his baccalaureate degree
from Harvard University Class of 1901, and in
1906 won his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree
from the University of Chicago Law School.

While a student at the University he was an
instructor in English, and also served for a time
as secretary to the distinguished founder and
first president of the University of Chicago,
William Rainey Harper, and also President
Harper's successor, Harry Pratt Judson.
The Chicago Bar Association honored Mr.
Chandler by electing him as its president from
1938 to 1939. During the same period he was
chairman of the Municipal Law Section of the
American Bar Association. From 1934 to 1938
he served as special master in chancery in
various cases by appointment of the United
-States District Court for Northern Illinois.
For many years Mr. Chandler has been an
outstanding leader in Chicago civic affairs. Be-
cause of his special interest in the court's re-
sponsibility for the administration of probation,
Mr. Chandler was appointed by Judge Mary M.
Bartelme of the Chicago Juvenile Court, to
serve as a member of a citizens committee to
select on a merit basis the chief probation of-
ficer for that Court. Ife is past-president of the
Civil Service Association of Chicago. For a
period of four years, by appointment of the
Governor of Illinois, Mr. Chandler was chairman
of the Committee on Child Welfare Legislation
which made comprehensive studies of the chil-
dren's laws in Illinois, and offered recommenda-
tions for their improvement. Mr. Chandler also
has served as a member of the executive com-
mittees of the Chicago Recreation Commission
and the Chicago Housing Projects under the
Public Works Administration. He has been an
active member of the Young Men's Christian
Association of Chicago, having served as a
member of the Board of Managers, and a mem-
ber of the Committee of Management of the
Hyde Park Department YMCA.
Mr. Chandler's complete training, his long
and varied experience and accomplishments
in the field of law, his deep concern for civic and
public welfare problems, and his interest in the
administration of law and its social implica-
tions, equip him admirably to take over the
highly important duties committed to him as
director. The United States Probation System
is indeed fortunate to have in its service a man
of Mr. Chandler's fine qualities and point of
view.

May, 1940

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