Thomas Sandford

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For the English politician, see Thomas Sandford (MP).

Thomas Sandford (1762 – 10 December 1808) was an American soldier and politician.

He was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia in 1762; rose to General in the American War of Independence; settled in Kentucky, where he had been granted land, in 1792.[1] In his political career he was a state representative and senator, then a representative in the Eighth and Ninth Congresses (1803–1807).[2] He drowned in the Ohio River near Covington, Kentucky on 10 December 1808.[3]


  1. ^ Judy L. Neff (2006). Ludlow. Arcadia Publishing. pp. 7–. ISBN 978-0-7385-4333-8. 
  2. ^ Nancy Capace (1 January 1999). Encyclopedia of Kentucky. Somerset Publishers, Inc. pp. 1–. ISBN 978-0-403-09740-1. 
  3. ^ Henry Clay (5 February 2015). The Papers of Henry Clay: The Rising Statesman, 1797-1814. University Press of Kentucky. pp. 391–. ISBN 978-0-8131-5668-2. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Richard M. Johnson