John C. Sanborn
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|John C. Sanborn|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Idaho's 2nd district
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1951
|Preceded by||Henry Dworshak|
|Succeeded by||Hamer H. Budge|
|Born||John Carfield Sanborn
October 25, 1885
|Died||May 16, 1968
|Resting place||Hagerman Cemetery
|Spouse(s)||Jessie Margaret McNabb Sanborn (1887–1955)
(m. 1912–1955, her death)
|Alma mater||Oberlin College, 1908
Columbia Law School, 1912
Born in Chenoa, Illinois, Sanborn was the son of Orville D. Sanborn and Frances (Carfield) Sanborn. He graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio in 1908 and the Columbia Law School in New York City in 1912.
Sanborn moved west and engaged in agricultural pursuits in Hagerman, Idaho. He was a trustee of the local school district and served in both houses of the state legislature: house (1921-1929) and senate (1939-1941). Following World War II, he ran for Congress and was elected to the open seat in the state's 2nd district in 1946 and re-elected in 1948. He was a candidate for United States Senate in 1950 and 1956 but was defeated both times in the Republican primary by Herman Welker. He also entered the 1954 gubernatorial primary, won by Robert Smylie. At age 76, he ran for the 2nd district seat again in 1962, but lost a runoff in the GOP primary to Orval Hansen.
A Methodist, Sanborn was the last non-Mormon to represent Idaho's 2nd district in Congress. The successor to his open seat, Republican Hamer H. Budge, was the first Mormon to represent Idaho in Congress. For 32 consecutive elections, 1950 through 2012, the 2nd district winner has been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
|1946||Pete Leguiniche||41,231||39.3%||John Sanborn||63,692||60.7%|
|1948||Asael Lyman||59,006||48.5%||John Sanborn (inc.)||61,690||50.7%||C.W. "Babe" Dill||Progressive||954||0.8%|
This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- John C. Sanborn at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- John C. Sanborn at Find a Grave
- Political Graveyard – Sanborn
|United States House of Representatives|
|United States House of Representatives, Idaho Second Congressional District
January 3, 1947–January 3, 1951
Hamer H. Budge