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William Wayne Wallace Chambers, LL.B.

Gatliff, Kentucky

Henry Clay Law Society; Union Literary Society; Mountain Club; Y. M. C. A.; Royal Order F. L. E.

"A mountain lad with a mountainous mind." Willfully and with educational intent the said W. W. Chambers did come to enter and matriculate in the University of Kentucky in a peaceable, quiet, calm and unmolesting manner, A. D. 1911--not a bad indictment. There has been a wonderful development in his mind, and in his arguments before judge or jury he is never boistrous or flamboyant, but dignified and decisive, hence convincing. There are other fertile spots about his person besides his mind as evidenced by his growing the most luxuriant and killing mustache of the Senior Class, and one that rivals that of the bristling Senator from Montana.

-The Kentuckian, 1914

William Wayne Wallace Chambers (September 30, 1887 - September 8, 1970) was born in Scott County, Tennessee to James Henry Chambers and Lasifee Hicks. Chambers worked as a school teacher in Whitley County, Kentucky before attending the University of Kentucky. Chambers received his LL.B. in 1914 and then entered the mining industry. He worked at the Pioneer Jellico Coal Company in Tennessee where he served, at times, as treasurer, secretary, and director. Chambers moved to Wichita County, Texas some time between 1922 and 1928. He owned and operated an oil business. Chambers was also involved in real estate development. He married Harriette Mapes Shannon in 1918.