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Archie Dovell SANDERS

(1857-1941)

SANDERS, Archie Dovell, a Representative from New York; born in Stafford, Genesee County, N.Y., June 17, 1857; attended the common schools, Le Roy Academy and Buffalo Central High School; in 1873 became a partner with his father in the produce business at Stafford, N.Y.; elected highway commissioner of Stafford in 1894 and supervisor in 1895; member of the State assembly in 1895 and 1896; delegate to many State conventions; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1896 and 1924; appointed by President McKinley as collector of internal revenue for the twenty-eighth district of New York in 1898 and served until 1913; Republican State committeeman for the Thirtieth Congressional District in 1900 and 1901; member of the State senate in 1914 and 1915; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1933); chairman, Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads (Seventy-first Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1932; returned to Stafford, N.Y.; was serving as chairman of the Genesee County Republican Committee at the time of his death in Rochester, N.Y., on July 15, 1941; interment in Stafford Rural Cemetery, Stafford, N.Y.

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

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