John W. A. Sanford

John WA Sanford ( * August 28, 1798 in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, † September 12, 1870 ) was an American politician. In 1835, he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Sanford attended the common schools and studied at Yale University after that. After his Studiemzeit he was active in Georgia in agriculture. Politically, he joined Andrew Jackson and his Democratic Party. In the state- wide held congressional elections of 1834, Sanford was the fifth parliamentary mandate of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Richard Henry Wilde on March 4, 1835. But Sanford has already appeared on July 25, 1835 down from his mandate even before the congress was convened for its inaugural meeting.

Sanford's resignation was because he wanted to personally take part in the expulsion of the Cherokee Indians from the State of Georgia. This legally controversial expulsion had been laid down in the Indian Removal Act. The Supreme Court, under the chairmanship of John Marshall but the implementation of the law was rejected as unconstitutional. Nevertheless, President Andrew Jackson had to enforce the law. John Sanford decided not to support this measure, even to his seat in Congress. At the following military action against the Indians, he was a major in the State troops of Georgia.

1837 Sanford was elected to the Senate from Georgia. Also from this mandate, he resigned before the inaugural session. Between 1841 and 1843 Sanford served as Secretary of State, the Executive Officer of the Government of Georgia. In 1850 he was a member at a meeting, was in the advice on the situation of the South and the attitude of Georgia in the increasingly fierce contrast between the areas. John Sanford still survived the Civil War. He died on September 12, 1870 in Milledgeville.