Rodney Dennis 'Rod' Chandler (born July 13, 1942 in La Grande, Oregon) was a U.S. Representative from Washington. He is the great-great-grandnephew of long-time U.S. Senator Zachariah Chandler of Michigan. Rod Chandler received a B.S. from Oregon State University and a M.Ed. from the University of Nevada. Chandler, a former television newscaster and recovered alcoholic, was elected to the Washington House of Representatives in 1974, where he served until 1982, and was elected as a Republican to the 98th Congress, where he represented the newly created 8th 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.
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