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John Nicholas SANDLIN

(1872-1957)

SANDLIN, John Nicholas, a Representative from Louisiana; born near Minden, Webster Parish, La., on February 24, 1872; attended the public schools; studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1896 and commenced practice in Minden, La.; prosecuting attorney for the second district of Louisiana 1904-1910; judge of the second judicial district of Louisiana 1910-1920; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1916; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-January 3, 1937); was not a candidate for renomination in 1936, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for United States Senator; engaged in the practice of law; died Minden, La., December 25, 1957; interment in Minden Cemetery.

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

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