Ladd, Sanford Burritt was born on September 11, 1844 in Milford, Michigan, United States. Son of David M. and Martha A. (Hartwell) Ladd.
Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1865. Studied law, Detroit.
Admitted to bar, 1869, and began practice at Kansas City, Missoury Instructor law of real property, Kansas Missouri School of Law, 1896-1921, president 1930-1933. Served as special counsel for State of Missouri in railway rate litigation in the United States Circuit and Supreme Courts, 1905-1912. Counsel for Kansas City Board of Education, 1880-1922.
Republican candidate for justice Supreme Court of Missouri, 1900. President Missouri and Kansas City bar associations.