James T. Sandford

James T. Sandford (* in Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1823 and 1825 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


The Life-history of James Sandford are largely unknown. He was born in Virginia and attended the public schools. He later moved to Columbia, Tennessee, where he worked in agriculture. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic- Republican Party. In the 1820s he joined the movement to the later U.S. President Andrew Jackson.

In the congressional elections of 1822 Sandford was in the then newly- eighth electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on March 4, 1823. Since he has not been confirmed in 1824, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1825. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, the trace of Sandford loses again. In the sources is only noted that he donated a partially -acquired wealth to the founding of Jackson College in Columbia.