Rollin Brewster Sanford
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 28th district
|Preceded by||Peter G. Ten Eyck|
|Succeeded by||Peter G. Ten Eyck|
|Born||May 18, 1874|
Nicholville, New York, U.S.
|Died||May 16, 1957 (aged 82)|
Loudonville, New York, U.S.
|Cause of death||Struck by car|
|Resting place||Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Albany Law School|
Born in Nicholville, New York to Henry T. Sanford (1840-1897) and Louisa Ann Brewster (c. 1841-1922), Sanford was raised in Albany and graduated from Albany High School in 1893. Sanford graduated from Tufts College in 1897. He received a law degree from Albany Law School in 1899, attained admission to the bar and commenced practice in Albany, New York.
He served as member of the New York National Guard from 1901 to 1906. In the early 1900s he was a member of the Albany Board of Aldermen. In 1908 Sanford was elected Albany County District Attorney and served until 1914.
Sanford was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth, and Sixty-sixth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1915 to March 3, 1921. He declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1920, and returned to practicing law. From 1921 to 1940 he served as member of the New York State Board of Law Examiners.
Death and burial
In retirement Sanford resided in Loudonville, New York. He died there on May 16, 1957 after being struck by a car. He was interred in Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York, Section 114, Lot 20.
- Albany High School, Annual Report of the Albany High School, 1898, page 73
- Tufts University, History of Tufts College, 1896, page 335
- James Clark Fifield, editor, The American Bar, 1918, page 430
- Cuyler Reynolds, Albany Chronicles, 1906, page 797
- Potsdam Courier-Freeman, Rollin B. Sanford Formerly of Nicholville Now District Attorney of Albany County, June, 1908
- Winnipeg Free Press, Republicans Make Sweeping Gains, November 4, 1914
- New York Times, Quits State Law Board: R.B. Sanford Testified in the Printing Inquiry Recently, January 6, 1940
- New York Times, Rollin Sanford Killed: Former House Member Hit by Automobile at Albany, May 17, 1957
- Thomas E. Spencer, Where They're Buried, 1998, page 251
- Stephen Goldstein, Schenectady Gazette, Sanford Decides Against 15th Term as Supervisor, March 1, 1977
- United States Congress. "Rollin B. Sanford (id: S000053)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Rollin Brewster Sanford at Find A Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Peter G. Ten Eyck
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 28th congressional district
Peter G. Ten Eyck
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