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John SANFORD

(1851-1939)

SANFORD, John, (son of Stephen Sanford and grandson of John Sanford [1803-1857]), a Representative from New York; born in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y., January 18, 1851; attended the common schools, Amsterdam Academy, and Poughkeepsie Military Institute; was graduated from Yale College in 1872; engaged with his father in the carpet manufacturing industry in Amsterdam, N.Y.; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1893); was not a candidate for renomination in 1892; resumed former business pursuits; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1892; interested in the breeding of race horses and owner of the Sanford Racing Stable; member of the New York Racing Commission; died in Saratoga, N.Y., September 26, 1939; interment in Green Hill Cemetery, Amsterdam, N.Y.

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

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