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Stephen SANFORD

(1826-1913)

SANFORD, Stephen, (son of John Sanford [1803-1857] and father of John Sanford [1851_1939]), a Representative from New York; born in Mayfield, Fulton County, N.Y., May 26, 1826; attended the common schools and local academy at Amsterdam, N.Y., Georgetown College, Washington, D.C., for two years, and the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.; engaged in the carpet manufacturing business from 1844 until his death; elected as Republican to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); declined to be a candidate for renomination; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1876; died in Amsterdam, N.Y., February 13, 1913; interment in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

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