George P. Sanger
|George P. Sanger|
|United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts|
|Preceded by||David H. Mason|
|Succeeded by||George M. Stearns|
November 27, 1819|
|Died||July 3, 1890
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth Sherburne Thompson|
|Alma mater||Harvard University
Harvard Law School
George Partridge Sanger (November 27, 1819 – July 3, 1890) was an American lawyer, editor, judge, and businessman who served as the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts from 1873 to 1886 and was the first president of the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company.
Sanger was born on November 27, 1819 in Dover, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1840 and after spending two years as a teacher in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, returned to Harvard as a Latin tutor and a law student.
Sanger graduated from Harvard Law School in 1844 and was admitted to the bar in 1846. He spent the next three years practicing law in Boston, first with Stephen Henry Phillips, and later with Charles G. Davis. In 1849 Sanger was named Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.
In January 1853, he was appointed to the staff of Governor John H. Clifford. In September of that year he was appointed District Attorney for Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The following year he was appointed Judge of the Massachusetts Court of Common Pleas. He remained on the bench until the Court was abolished in 1859.
In 1873 he was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Following the death of David H. Mason, Sanger was appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant to succeed him as United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. He remained in this role until 1882.
From 1842 to 1860 he was the editor of the American Almanac.
John Hancock Insurance
- John White Sanger
- William Thompson Sanger
- George Partridge Sanger, Jr.
- Charles Robert Sanger.
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