Thomas Sanderson (13 September 1827 – 1 October 1912) was a United States farmer who served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from Columbia County. He was the younger brother of Robert B. Sanderson.
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He was born in Slaidburn, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. In 1851, he left Slaidburn and came to Wisconsin with his wife and children, joining his brother Robert in Columbia Countyby 1851. He was elected treasurer of the Town of Springvale in 1859, and chairman of the Town of Leeds from 1864-1865.
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Robert B. Sanderson was an American businessman, farmer, rancher and politician from Columbia County, Wisconsin who represented part or all of Columbia County in the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate at various times in the 1860s, before moving to Texas and becoming a prominent businessman in Tom Green County.
As of 1871, when he first appeared in the Assembly, he was 43 years of age, and had been in Wisconsin for 19 years; he was at that time a resident of Leeds, and a member of the Republican Party.
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He was elected to the Assembly for the 1871 session, to his brother Robert's old Assembly seat (Columbia County's 2nd Assembly district), with 690 votes to 681 for Democrat Silas Axtell (incumbent Republican Winslow Bullen was not a candidate). He was assigned to the standing committee on enrolled bills, which he chaired.The Columbia County Assembly seats were redistricted in 1871; portions of his old district were assigned to the 2nd and 3rd districts. Sanderson was not a candidate for re-election; the two seats were both filled by Republicans (Henry Charles Brace and Jacob Low, respectively).
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