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Rollin Brewster SANFORD

(1874-1957)

SANFORD, Rollin Brewster, (great-grandson of Jonah Sanford), a Representative from New York; born in Nicholville, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., May 18, 1874; attended the public schools; was graduated from the Albany (N.Y.) High School in 1893, from Tufts College, Medford, Mass., in 1897, and from the Albany Law School in 1899; was admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced practice in Albany, N.Y.; member of the New York National Guard 1901-1906; prosecuting attorney of Albany County 1908-1914; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth, and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1921); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1920; resumed the practice of law; member of the New York State Board of Law Examiners 1921-1940; died in Loudonville (town of Colonie), Albany, N.Y., May 16, 1957; interment in Albany Rural Cemetery, Cemetery Avenue, Menands, Albany, N.Y.

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

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