James T. Sandford

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James T. Sanford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
Preceded byHenry H. Bryan
Succeeded byJames K. Polk
Personal details
Professionplanter, politician

James T. Sanford was an American politician who represented Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives from 1823 to 1825.


Sanford was born in the U.S. state of Virginia. He attended the local common schools, and moved to Columbia, Tennessee, where he engaged in agricultural pursuits.[1]

Elected as a Jacksonian Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, Sanford served from March 4, 1823 to March 3, 1825.[2] He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election to the Nineteenth Congress in 1825.

While his death date and place of interrment is unknown,[3] he contributed a part of his wealth to the establishment of Jackson College at Columbia, Tennessee.[1]


  1. ^ a b "James T. Sandford". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  2. ^ "James T. Sandford". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  3. ^ "Index to Politicians: Sandford to Sanfemio". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved February 18, 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry H. Bryan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
James K. Polk