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Jared Young SANDERS

(1869-1944)

SANDERS, Jared Young, (father of Jared Young Sanders, Jr.), a Representative from Louisiana; born near Morgan City, St. Mary Parish, La., January 29, 1869; attended the public schools; was graduated from the law department of Tulane University, New Orleans, La., in 1893; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in New Orleans; elected as an antilottery member of the State house of representatives in 1892 and served until 1904, being elected speaker in 1900; member of the State constitutional convention in 1898; Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana 1904-1908; Governor 1908-1912; elected to the United States Senate July 6, 1910, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Samuel D. McEnery, but did not qualify, preferring to finish term as Governor; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1921); was not a candidate for renomination in 1920; member of the State constitutional convention in 1921; resumed the practice of law; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator in 1920 and 1926; died in Baton Rouge, La., March 23, 1944; interment in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, La.

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

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