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George Sanderson Sr.

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George Sanderson Sr.

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
1 Apr 1886 (aged 76)
Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Dunmore, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
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Pennsylvania State Senator from an old Boston family that arrived shortly after the Mayflower, Sanderson settled first in Towanda, Pa in 1835 and represented Wyoming, Bradford and Susquehanna counties in the state Senate. There he met George Scranton, who assured him of Scranton's growth potential. Sanderson was persuaded. Here, he worked as a land developer who was responsible for transforming much of Green Ridge a largely unsettled area into a desirable suburb of Scranton. 1855 Mr. Sanderson embarked on a banking and finance career, through George Sanderson & Co., and later merged with the Lackawanna Valley Savings Bank, evolving as the Lackawanna Trust and Safe Deposit Company. He played an important role in acquiring the plot of land for the Forest Hills cemetery from the Pennsylvania Coal Co. A Green Ridge street bears his name.
Pennsylvania State Senator from an old Boston family that arrived shortly after the Mayflower, Sanderson settled first in Towanda, Pa in 1835 and represented Wyoming, Bradford and Susquehanna counties in the state Senate. There he met George Scranton, who assured him of Scranton's growth potential. Sanderson was persuaded. Here, he worked as a land developer who was responsible for transforming much of Green Ridge a largely unsettled area into a desirable suburb of Scranton. 1855 Mr. Sanderson embarked on a banking and finance career, through George Sanderson & Co., and later merged with the Lackawanna Valley Savings Bank, evolving as the Lackawanna Trust and Safe Deposit Company. He played an important role in acquiring the plot of land for the Forest Hills cemetery from the Pennsylvania Coal Co. A Green Ridge street bears his name.


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