Newell Sanders

Newell Sanders ( born July 12, 1850, Owen County, Indiana; † January 26, 1939 in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee ) was an American politician of the Republican Party. He was a member from 1912 to 1913 the U.S. Senate as a representative of the State of Tennessee at.

After completing his school education, Newell Sanders attended Indiana University in Bloomington and graduated there in 1873. Afterwards he opened a book store, which he led until 1877. In that year he moved to Chattanooga, where he was active in the production of farm needs. From 1881 to 1882 he was a member of the municipal school board, 1882-1886, he was Assistant Secretary of the place. He was also a member of the board of the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway, the oldest railroad company of Tennessee.

As a U.S. Senator Robert Love Taylor, a Democrat, died on March 31, 1912, Newell Sanders was determined by the Tennessee Republican Governor Ben W. Hooper as his interim successor. He served on April 11, 1912 sworn in as a senator and remained until January 24, 1913 in the Congress. On this day the victorious in the by-election Democrat William R. Webb took over from him. Sanders not stand for re- election; because the senators were still elected to that date by the state parliaments and in Tennessee the Democrats had the majority, this would have been almost hopeless. During his brief time in the Senate he was chairman of the committee of Committee on National Banks.

As a result, Newell Sanders went back to his work after as a businessman. However, he aspired 1922 - now was the 17th Amendment to the Constitution, according to which the senators were elected by the people - a return to the Senate. Against the Democratic incumbent Kenneth McKellar he came to 32 percent of the vote. Sanders was so that the last Republican Senator from a former Confederate State until 1961, when John Tower in Texas decided to choose for themselves. In Tennessee in 1967 was re-elected with Howard Baker, a Republican.