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 Sanford E. Church

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Sanford E. Church

  • Birth 18 Apr 1815 Milford, Otsego County, New York, USA
  • Death 14 May 1880 Albion, Orleans County, New York, USA
  • Burial Albion, Orleans County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 17964723

Political leader and jurist. He studied law and became an attorney in Albion. Except for a brief residence in Rochester, he resided in Albion for his entire life. He served in the New York Assembly and as Orleans County District Attorney. He was elected New York Lieutenant Governor in 1850 and 1852, serving from 1851 to 1855. He was elected State Comptroller in 1857, but defeated for the same office in in 1859 and 1864. He was a delegate to numerous state and national Democratic conventions. When the state Court of Appeals was established as New York's highest appellate court in 1870, Church was elected its first Chief Justice, an office he held until his death.


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  • Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 17 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17964723
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sanford E. Church (18 Apr 1815–14 May 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17964723, citing Mount Albion Cemetery, Albion, Orleans County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Bill McKern (contributor 46817687) .