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Alpheus Sanford
 Alpheus Sanford, 1856-

From American Series of Popular Biographies. Massachusetts Edition. This Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Boston: Graves & Steinbarger, 1891.


ALPHEUS SANFORD, , attorney-at-law, a resident of Dorchester, was born in North Attleboro, Bristol County, Mass., July 5, 1856, son of Joseph B. And Mary C. (Tripp) Sanford. He received his early education in the public schools of Attleboro and Melrose, was fitted for college at the Boston Latin School, and was graduated at Bowdoin College in 1876. Soon afterward he turned his attention to the study of law in the office of Joseph Nickerson. He was admitted to the bar in 1879, and at once entered into the practice of his profession in Boston. He has always taken an active interest in public affairs, and in politics has always been a Republican.

His first official position was a member of the Boston Common Council of 1886. He was elected to the Legislature in the fall of 1887, and again elected in 1889. During the first session he served the House as chairman of the Committee on Elections, and in the session of 1890 was on the Committee on the Judiciary. He was elected to the Board of Aldermen in 1893 and again in 1894 and 1895, being made chairman of the board in each of the latter years. He was secretary of the Republican Ward and City Committee of Boston in 1889 and 1892; was a member of the Executive Committee of the Republican Club of Massachusetts in 1891, and was secretary of that organization in 1892. He is a member of the Mercantile Library Association. In 1899 he received the indorsement of the people of his district for Mayor. Mr. Sanford was married September 29, 1883, to Miss Mary C.V. Gardner, daughter of William H. and Charlotte (Read) Gardner. They have two children: Gardner, born October 27, 1888; and Hazel, born August 18, 1892.

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