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Sanford Adams Belden, American banker. Named One of Outstanding Young Men American 1974; recipient Special Senior award Robert Morris Association, 1985.


Belden, Sanford Adams was born on September 28, 1942 in Hatfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Luther Adams and Mary Evelyn (Ladd) Belden.


Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, 1964. Master of Science, Purdue University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1971.


Assistant professor, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, 1970-1972; vice president, Farm Credit Banks, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1972-1975; senior vice president, Farm Credit Banks, St Louis, 1980-1984; general manager, Farm Credit Superior vena cava syndrome, Auburn, Maine., 1975-1978; chief Executive officer, Farm Credit Banks, Midland, Michigan, 1984-1985; deputy governor, Farm Credit Administrator, Washington, 1978-1980; senior vice president, First Bank Systems, Minneapolis, 1985-1988; managing director, First Bank Systems, Minneapolis, since 1988. Board directors First Bank System Political Party Program.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Productivity in the Food Industry, 1972.


Member of advisory board Natl Future Farmers American Foundation, Madison, Wisconsin, 1986-1987;consultant House Representatives Agricultural Commission, Washington, 1985. Chairman stewardship Wayzata (Minnesota) Community Church, 1986-1988. Trustee American Institute Cooperatives, Washington, 1983.

Member American Agricultural Economics Association, Minnesota Bankers Association (Executive Board since 1987), Minnesota Agricultural Growth Council (Executive Board since 1986).


Married Elizabeth Louise Graham, Jun. 20, 1964; children: Jean, Douglas, Kathryn.

Luther Adams Belden

Mary Evelyn (Ladd) Belden

Elizabeth Louise Graham

Jean Belden

Kathryn Belden

Douglas Belden