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Jared Young SANDERS, Jr.

(1892-1960)

SANDERS, Jared Young, Jr., (son of Jared Young Sanders), a Representative from Louisiana; born in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La., April 20, 1892; attended the public schools, Dixon Academy, Covington, La., and Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va.; was graduated from the Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge in 1912, and from the law department of Tulane University, New Orleans, La., in 1914; was admitted to the bar in 1914 and commenced practice in Baton Rouge, La.; during the First World War served in the United States Army from May 1917 to April 1919 as captain of the Three Hundred and Forty-sixth Infantry, Eighty-seventh Division; member of the State house of representatives 1928-1932; elected to the State senate in 1932 and served until elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Bolivar E. Kemp; reelected to the Seventy-fourth Congress and served from May 1, 1934, to January 3, 1937; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1936; resumed the practice of law; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1940 and 1944; elected to the Seventy-seventh Congress (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1943); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1942; resumed the practice of law; also interested in banking; died in Baton Rouge, La., November 29, 1960; interment in Roselawn Memorial Park.

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

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