Rod Chandler (great-great-grandnephew of long-time Michigan Senator Zachariah Chandler), was a U.S. Representative from Washington, born in La Grande, Oregon, USA, July 13, 1942. Chandler received a B.S. from Eastern Oregon College and a M.Ed. from the University of Nevada. Chandler was elected to the Washington House of Representatives in 1974, where he served until 1982, and was elected as a Republican to the Ninety-eighth Congress, where he represented the newly created Eighth Congressional District from January 3, 1983 to January 3, 1993, when he gave up his seat for an unsuccessful candidacy for the United States Senate.
He now teaches high school Government classes at a school in Centennial, Colorado.