Albert Benjamin “Ben” Chandler Jr., a skilled newspaperman, the father of former U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, and the son of the late Kentucky Gov. and Major League Baseball Commissioner A.B. “Happy” Chandler, died Saturday at the age of 87.
Chandler Jr. was born on Aug. 8, 1929 and spent part of his childhood in the governor’s mansion and went on to graduate from the Darlington School in Rome, Ga., and the University of Kentucky. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War era.