George Henry Sanderson
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|George Henry Sanderson|
|22nd Mayor of San Francisco|
January 5, 1891 – January 3, 1893
|Preceded by||Edward B. Pond|
|Succeeded by||Levi Richard Ellert|
|Died||February 1, 1893
George Henry Sanderson (1824 – February 1, 1893) was a notable politician of the United States Republican Party. Sanderson was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and traveled to San Francisco during the 1849 Gold Rush in California. He served as the 22nd Mayor of San Francisco from January 5, 1891 to January 3, 1893.
Although initially believed to have died of pneumonia, Mayor Sanderson actually died of illness brought on by sewer gas poisoning after thieves stole pipes from under City Hall, allowing the gas to leak into his office. He died on February 1, 1893.