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John Carfield SANBORN

(1885-1968)

SANBORN, John Carfield, a Representative from Idaho; born in Chenoa, McLean County, Ill., September 28, 1885; attended the public schools; was graduated from Oberlin (Ohio) College in 1908 and Columbia University Law School, New York City in 1912; engaged in agricultural pursuits; trustee of Hagerman Independent School District 1921-1924; served in the State house of representatives 1921-1929; member of the State senate 1939-1941; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth and Eighty-first Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1951); did not seek renomination to the Eighty-second Congress but was unsuccessful in 1950 and 1956 for the Republican nomination for United States Senator; resumed agricultural pursuits; president of Hagerman Farms, Inc.; member of board of directors of Idaho Farm Bureau Federation; legislative representative before the 1959 and 1961 sessions of Idaho legislature; died in Boise, Idaho, May 16, 1968; interment in Hagerman Cemetery, Hagerman, Idaho.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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