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Roy Sanderford Roy Sanderford
Full Name: John Roy Sanderford, Sr.
Date of birth: October 3, 1895
Date of death: June 22, 1985

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 21 Jan 10, 1933 - Jan 12, 1937 44th (1) (2)   43rd (3)   Democrat Belton / Bell Senate President Pro Tempore (44th)   Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Erath, Hamilton
(1) 44th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, 3rd C.S., elected 9/28/1936. Senate Journal.
(2) 44th Legislature - 1/8/1935, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Holdover Senators." Senate Journal.
(3) 43rd Legislature - 1/10/1933, pp. 1-2, listed in "Roll Call of New Senators" and "Certificate of New Senators." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 58th Legislature, R.S., SR 535. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, World War I. Military grave marker, John Roy Sanderford. Find a Grave.
  • United States Army. Photo and salute. With Honor and Gratitude: A Special Thank You to Our Texas Senate Members Who Served Our Country, 2017.
  • Other Resources
  • John Roy Sanderford, Sr., birth date 10/3/1895, death date 6/22/1985, interment in North Belton Cemetery, Belton, Bell County. Find a Grave.
  • Text of historical marker at Sanderford log cabin in Belton, TX. Fort Tours.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Roy Sanderford,43rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Roy Sanderford,44th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 43rd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 44th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    44th R.S. - 1935
    Banking (Chair) 
    Inspect Property at Milford, Texas, as Housing Facility for Dependent and Neglected Children, Special  
    Military Affairs  
    Nominations of the Governor  
    Portrait of Honorable John N. Garner, Special  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Public Health (Vice Chair) 
    Senatorial Districts  
    State Highways and Motor Traffic  
    State Institutions and Departments  
    Towns and City Corporations  
    43rd R.S. - 1933
    Highway Department Investigation, Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Military Affairs  
    Nominations of the Governor (Vice Chair) 
    Senatorial Districts (Chair) 
    State Highways and Motor Traffic  
    State Institutions and Departments  
    Texas Rehabilitation and Relief Commission Investigation, Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Town and City Corporations  

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