Balliol College; Harrow School.
He became a barrister at the Inner Temple in 1891. During this time he also served from 1911 to 1917 as a Lieutenant-Colonel with the Royal North Devon Yeomanry, serving at Gallipoli, and in Egypt and Palestine. He was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Somerset in 1912.
He was Treasurer of the Household (Government Deputy Chief Whip in the House of Commons), 1918–1919, and a junior Lord of the Treasury from 1919 until 1921.
He then held ministerial office as Under-Secretary of State for War from 1921 to 1922 and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries from 1922 to 1924. He was created a Baronet in the 1920 New Year Honours and appointed to the Privy Council in 1922, entitling him to the style "The Right Honourable".
He sat for Wells from 1924 to 1929, when he was raised to the peerage as Baron Bayford, of Stoke Trister in the County of Somerset.
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Sanders was Conservative Member of Parliament for Bridgwater, Somerset from 1910 until 1923.