Biography of George E. Sands
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Sands, George E., was born in Troy, N. Y., March 10, 1861. His father, Daniel Sands, belonged to the 169th Regiment N. Y. Vols., and was killed in the battle of the Wilderness in 1864. His mother, Ellen (Maddigan) Sands, who died in 1885, came to this country from the county of Limerick, Ireland, when but achild. After receiving a public school education he entered the Troy high school from which he graduated in 1879. He was for a number of years engaged in newspaper work. He has written at different times for the Standard, Telegram, and Troy Press and was at one time local managing correspondent of the Troy edition of the Albany Sunday Telegram. He was accountant in the city controller's office in 1889 and 1890, during which time he pursued his study of law. He was court clerk for two years, and in 1894 resigned to give his attention to his law practice, whjch had become very extensive. He has been county committeeman of the Democratic party for several years.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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