Morgan G. Sanders

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Morgan Gurley Sanders (July 14, 1878 – January 7, 1956) was a U.S. Representative from Texas.

Born near Ben Wheeler, Texas, Sanders attended the public schools. He graduated from Alamo Institute and taught school for three years. He owned and published a weekly newspaper. He studied law at the University of Texas at Austin. He was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Canton, Texas. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1902-1906. He served as prosecuting attorney of Van Zandt County 1910-1914. He served as district attorney of the seventh judicial district of Texas in 1915 and 1916. Voluntarily retired and resumed the practice of law in Canton, Texas. He served as delegate to many Democratic State conventions.

Sanders was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921 – January 3, 1939).

He was interred in Hillcrest Cemetery, Canton, Texas.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Young
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Lindley Beckworth