George Henry Sanderson

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George Henry Sanderson
22nd Mayor of San Francisco
In office
January 5, 1891 – January 3, 1893
Preceded byEdward B. Pond
Succeeded byLevi Richard Ellert
Personal details
BornBoston, Massachusetts
Died(1893-02-01)February 1, 1893
San Francisco
Political partyRepublican

George Henry Sanderson (1824 – February 1, 1893) was a 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.