Jared Y. Sanders, Sr.

Jared Young Sanders, Sr. ( born January 29, 1869 St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, † March 23, 1944 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana ) was an American politician and 1908-1912 Governor of the State of Louisiana. Between 1917 and 1921 he represented his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington.

Early years and political rise

Sanders attended the Jesuit College of St. Charles and Tulane University, where he studied until 1893 Jura. He then worked in New Orleans as a lawyer. He was also publisher and editor of several smaller newspapers. Sanders was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1892 and 1896, and from 1898 to 1904 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Louisiana. In 1900 he served as Speaker of the President of the House. In 1898 he was a delegate at a conference on the revision of the Constitution of Louisiana. Between 1904 and 1908 he was vice- governor of his state, and thus representative of Governor Newton Blanchard. In 1908, he was elected as the new governor.

Governor of Louisiana

Jared Sanders took up his new post on 20 May 1908. He was the first governor of Louisiana, who had been elected under the new code principle. In his four-year tenure, the child labor time was reorganized and created an Environmental Protection Commission. With the help of tax increases, the roads were developed to meet the increasing traffic. It was also regulated by a new law, the Alcoholic ( Saloon regulations ). After the death of U.S. Senator Samuel D. McEnery in 1910, Sanders was determined to succeed him in Congress. However, Sanders refused the appointment because he preferred to end his tenure as governor.

Further CV

After the end of his governorship on May 20, 1912, he was first again working as a lawyer. Between 1914 and 1916 he was employed by the Port Authority of New Orleans. Then he was elected in 1916 in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he remained on 4 March 1917 to 3 March 1921. Right at the beginning he experienced there in April 1917, the announcement of the entry of the United States in the First World War by President Woodrow Wilson. 1921 Sanders was again a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of Louisiana. In 1924 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Both in 1920 and 1926, he ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the U.S. Senate. At the end of his political career, he was an opponent of Huey Pierce Long influential. Jared Sanders died in 1944. He was married twice and had the son of Jared Y. Sanders, Jr. ( 1892-1960 ), who with a break should be congressman also 1932-1942.