John R. Saunders

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John R. Saunders
John R Saunders 1912.jpg
23rd Attorney General of Virginia
In office
February 1, 1918 – March 17, 1934
Preceded by Josiah D. Hank, Jr.
Succeeded by Abram P. Staples
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 39th district
In office
January 8, 1908 – January 9, 1918
Preceded by J. Boyd Sears
Succeeded by J. Douglass Mitchell
Personal details
Born John Richard Saunders
(1869-12-09)December 9, 1869
King and Queen, Virginia, U.S.
Died March 17, 1934(1934-03-17) (aged 64)
Saluda, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Blanche Hoskins

John Richard Saunders (December 9, 1869 – March 17, 1934) was an American lawyer and politician who served as Attorney General of Virginia from 1918 until his death in 1934. Prior to this, he was a member of the Senate of Virginia.[1][2]

Electoral history[edit]

Date Election Candidate Party Votes  %
Attorney General of Virginia
Nov 6, 1917 General John R. Saunders Democratic - -
Harry Wolcott Republican - -
Josiah D. Hank, Jr. did not seek reelection; seat stayed Democratic
Nov 8, 1921 General John R. Saunders (inc.) Democratic - -
Republican - -
Nov 5, 1929[3] General John R. Saunders (inc.) Democratic 183,793 63.73
Charles C. Berkeley Republican 104,606 36.27
Nov 7, 1933[4] General John R. Saunders (inc.) Democratic 125,811 75.13
Clarence R. Ahalt Republican 37,115 22.16
Herman R. Ansell Socialist 4,526 2.70

References[edit]

  1. ^ Report of the Attorney General to the Governor of Virginia: Year 1918. Richmond: Virginia State Library. 1919. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Report of the Virginia State Library, Volumes 13-15. Richmond: Virginia State Library. 1918. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "1929 Attorney General General Election". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  4. ^ "1933 Attorney General General Election". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 

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