George H. Sanford

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George H. Sanford (December 14, 1836 Queensbury, Warren County, New York – November 25, 1871) was an American politician from New York.


He was the son of Assemblyman George Sanford and Louisa (Gibbs) Sanford. At age twelve, he became a clerk in a store in Glens Falls while attending the common schools in winter. Two years later he became a shipping clerk in a wholesale lumber business in Albany, working there for six years during the navigation season. In winter, he attended school, or went lumbering in Genesee County, New York and Potter County, Pennsylvania; and attended for one year Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. About 1857, he removed to Syracuse, and became a merchant, engaging in the lumber and salt trade. In January 1861, he married Helen Breese Stevens (born 1839). In the spring of 1862, he removed to Oneida, in Madison County. He was Vice President of the Oneida Savings Bank; and a director of the Oneida Valley National bank, and the Rome and Clinton Railroad.

He was a delegate to the 1864 Democratic National Convention; Supervisor of the Town of Verona in 1865 and 1866; a member of the New York State Assembly (Oneida County, 3rd D.) in 1867; a delegate to the 1868 Democratic National Convention; and a member of the New York State Senate (19th D.) in 1870 and 1871.

He was buried at the Glenwood Cemetery in Oneida.


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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Benjamin N. Huntington
New York State Assembly
Oneida County, 3rd District

Succeeded by
James Stevens
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Samuel Campbell
New York State Senate
19th District

Succeeded by
Samuel S. Lowery