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Gary B. Sanford Gary Bonner Sanford
Full Name: Gary Bonner Sanford
Date of birth: June 30, 1890
Date of death: December 21, 1966

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 8 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Timpson / Rusk   Rusk
H 8 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Timpson / Rusk   Rusk
H 6 May 6, 1922 - Jan 9, 1923 37th (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12)   Democrat Timpson / Rusk   Rusk
(1) Timpson. House Journal.
(2) Timpson, Rusk County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Garrison. Texas Legislative Manual.
(4) Timpson. House Journal.
(5) Timpson, Rusk County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) Garrison. Texas Legislative Manual.
(7) District 6 composed of the county of Rusk, Acts 1911, 32nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 10, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(8) Census of 1920 - Gary Sanford listed in the Charles E. Sanford household in Arlam [incorporated place: voting precinct 26, Caledonia], Rusk County. FamilySearch.
(9) TIMPSON, TEXAS. "Timpson is on the Southern Pacific Railroad at the junction of U.S. highways 87, 84, and 59, fifteen miles northwest of Center in northwestern Shelby County." Handbook of Texas Online.
(10) Gary B. Sanford, in special election 5/6/1922, succeeded Lumpkin Webb, died after 2nd Called Session [sic]. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(11) Timpson, Rusk County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(12) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 38th and 39th Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Thomas Smith Garrison biographical sketch, pp. 1410-1411. Relatives: Caleb Garrison and Thomas Smith Garrison - brothers. Relatives: Thomas Smith Garrison - grandfather; Gary Bonner Sanford [son of Adele Bonner Garrison Sanford] - grandson. Relatives: Caleb Garrison - great-uncle; Gary Bonner Sanford - great-nephew. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Other Resources
  • Gary Bonner Sanford, birth date 6/30/1890 in Timpson, Texas; death date 12/21/1966 in Jasper County, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Gary B. Sanford, birth date 6/30/1890, death date 12/21/1966, interment in Caledonia Cemetery, Caledonia, Rusk County. Find a Grave.
  • Calculated relationship based on James Freeborn Garrison, Susan Mandeville Garrison, and Edgar Hubbard Carter family group sheets. Relatives: Edgar Hubbard Carter and Gary Bonner Sanford - cousins once removed. Garrison-Logan Family History & Genealogy, 2001. Garrison-Logan Family History & Genealogy Garrison-Logan Family History & Genealogy
  • In 1898, Sanford's maternal grandfather helped to establish a settlement between Timpson and Carthage; the new town was named Gary, Texas, "in honor of Garrison's grandson." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Gary B. Sanford, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Gary B. Sanford, 39th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 37th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 38th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, south wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 39th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    39th R.S. - 1925
    Appropriations (Vice Chair) 
    Banks and Banking  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Insurance  
    38th R.S. - 1923
    Appropriations  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Penitentiaries  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
     

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