Comfort Sands

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Comfort Sands (1748 in Cow Neck, Long Island – 1834) was an American merchant, banker and politician.


Sands was a member of the New York Provincial Congress, the body which appointed him the first New York State Auditor-General in 1776. He resigned the office in 1782. In 1784, he became one of the first directors of the Bank of New York at its incorporation. He was a member of the New York State Assembly from New York County in 1784-85, 1788 and 1788-89. He was President of the New York Chamber of Commerce from 1794 to 1798.


The poet Robert Charles Sands was his son. U.S. Representative Joshua Sands was his brother.


Political offices
Preceded by
New York State Auditor General
Succeeded by
Peter T. Curtenius
as Auditor