John N. Sandlin

John Nicolas Sandlin (* February 24, 1872 in Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana, † December 25, 1957 ) was an American politician. Between 1921 and 1937 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Sandlin attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1896 admitted to the bar he began in Minden to work in his new profession. Between 1904 and 1910 he was district attorney for the second judicial district of Louisiana. After that, he was from 1910 to 1920 served as a judge. Politically Sandlin was a member of the Democratic Party. In 1916 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in St. Louis, on the U.S. President Woodrow Wilson was nominated for a second term.

In the congressional elections of 1920 Sandlin was in the fourth electoral district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John T. Watkins on March 4, 1921. After seven elections he could pass in Congress until January 3, 1937 eight legislatures. At this time there the 20th and the 21st Amendment to the Constitution were adopted. Also many of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were advised under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and put in place since 1933.

In 1936, John Sandlin abandoned in favor of an unsuccessful candidacy for the U.S. Senate on another nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives; in the Primary his party was defeated Allen J. Ellender. After retiring from Congress, he again worked as a lawyer. He was married to the late Ruth Reems in 1911 and had a son with her. In 1913 he married Emma Crichton. John Sandlin died on December 25, 1957 in Minden, where he was also buried.