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Thomas SANDFORD

(1762-1808)

SANDFORD, Thomas, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Westmoreland County, Va., in 1762; pursued classical studies; served in the Revolutionary War; settled on the highlands back of Covington, Ky., in 1792 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1799; member of the State senate 1800-1802; served in the State house of representatives in 1802; elected as a Republican to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1807); drowned in the Ohio River near Covington, Ky., on December 10, 1808; interment in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, near Covington, Kenton County, Ky.

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

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