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Morgan Gurley SANDERS

(1878-1956)

SANDERS, Morgan Gurley, a Representative from Texas; born near Ben Wheeler, Van Zandt County, Tex., on July 14, 1878; attended the public schools; graduated from Alamo Institute and taught school for three years; owned and published a weekly newspaper; studied law at the University of Texas at Austin; was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Canton, Tex.; member of the State house of representatives 1902-1906; prosecuting attorney of Van Zandt County 1910-1914; district attorney of the seventh judicial district of Texas in 1915 and 1916; voluntarily retired and resumed the practice of law in Canton, Van Zandt County, Tex.; delegate to many Democratic State conventions; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1938; resumed the practice of law in Canton, Tex., until his death; died in Corsicana, Tex., January 7, 1956; interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Canton, Tex.

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

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