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Terry Sanford

Terry Sanford, lawyer, educator, former United States Senator, former governor, former university president. Bar: North Carolina 1946, District of Columbia 1979.

Background

  • SANFORD, Terry was born on August 20, 1917 in Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States. Son of the late Cecil L. Sanford and of Elizabeth Martin Sanford.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts North Carolina, 1939. Juris Doctor, University North Carolina, 1946. 30 honorary degrees from colleges universities.

    Career

    • Assistant director Institute Government, University North Carolina, 1940-1941, 46-48. Special agent Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1941-1942. Private practice Fayetteville, 1948-1960.

      Partner Sanford, Adams, McCullough & Beard, Raleigh, North Carolina and Washington, 1965-1986. Governor State of North Carolina, 1961-1965. President Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1969-1985.

      Member United States Senate 99th-102d Congresses from North Carolina, 1986-1993. Partner The Sanford-Holhouser Law Firm, Professional Limited Liability Company, Raleigh, from 1993. Public governor American Stock Exchange, 1977-1983.

      Director Study of America States, Duke University, 1965-1968. Member Carnegie Commission Educational television, 1964-1967. President Urban American, Inc., 1968-1969.

      Chairman ITT International Fellowship Committee, 1974-1986, American Council Young Political Leaders, 1976-1986. President United States Delaware Inter-Parliamentary Union, 1988-1990.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: North Carolina 1946, District of Columbia 1979.

    Works

    • Outlive Your Enemies: Grow Old Gracefully
    • As medical advances and healthier living begin to allow more and more people to grow older while they remain alive, a need exists for a readable guide for these senior citizens.

    Politics

    God calls for justice for those, who are oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore Christians should be involved in political life.

    Religion

    God created humans to be able to innovate and evaluate new forms of living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The Bible can be puzzling but it is continually a source of inspiration and direction in lives of people.

    Membership

    Secretary-treasurer North Carolina Port Authority, 1950-1953. Member North Carolina Senate, 1953-1954. President North Carolina Young Democratic Clubs, 1949-1950.

    Delegate National Democratic Convention, 1956, 60, 64, 68, 72, 84, 88, 92. Chairman National Democratic Charter Commission, 1972-1974. Member governing board National Committee for Citizens in Education, American Art Alliance.

    Trustee American Council Learned Societies, 1970-1973, National Humanities Center, 1978-1986, Methodist College, 1958-1994, chairman, 1958-1968, Howard University, 1968-1986. Chairman North Carolina Museum Art, since 1993. Board directors Children's television Workshop, 1967-1971, Council on Foundations, 1971-1976, North Carolina Outward Bound, 1981-1988.

    Chairman board trustees University North Carolina, 1961-1965. Chairman Southern Regional Education Board, 1961-1963, Station ACSN (The Learning Channel), 1980-1986, Association American Universities, 1980-1981, National Civic League, 1985-1986. Served to 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, 1942-1946.

    Member American Bar Association, American Academy Political and Social Science, Council Foreign Relations, American Judicature Society, National Academy Public Administration, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Rose Knight, July 4, 1942. Children: Elizabeth Knight, Terry.
    • father: Cecil Sanford
    • mother: Elizabeth (Martin) Sanford
    • spouse: Margaret Rose Knight
    • children: Elizabeth Knight Sanford
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    Died April, 1998
    (aged 80)
    Nationality
    • 1939
      University North Carolina
    • 1946
      University North Carolina
    • 1940 - 1941
      Assistant, director Institute Government
    • 1941 - 1942
      special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • 1948 - 1960
      private practice, Fayetteville
    • 1961 - 1965
      governor State of North Carolina
    • 1965 - 1986
      partner, Sanford
      Adams, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1969 - 1985
      president, Duke University
      Durham, United Kingdom
    • 1986 - 1993
      member, United States Senate 99th-102d Congresses from North Carolina
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