Biography of Sanford M. Burnham
Member of Ohio General Assembly - House of Representives

SANFORD M. BURNHAM, who represents Summit county, was born January 23, 1824, in Covington, Genessee county, New York. He was engaged in farming until he was twenty years of age, when he began teaching. He followed this profession until he was twenty five years old.

In the spring of 1848 he removed to Ohio, settling in Akron, Summit county. In November of the same year (1848) he was united in marriage to Miss Anne M. Rowe, of Akron, Ohio.

His occupation was that of accountant and salesman until the year 1862, when he was elected County Auditor of Summit county, Ohio. He was re-elected in 1864, in 1866 and in 1868.

He is a member of the Universalist Church, and has been for the past thirty one years.

He was elected to represent his county in the House in 1871. James Williams, State Auditor, says: "Mr. Barnham was unusually efficient and accurate, as County Auditor, and rather an exception among the County Auditors of the State."

Biographical Sketches of the
State Officers and of the members
of the Sixtieth General Assembly
of the State of Ohio.
By: W. Sarwin Crabb.
Ohio State Journal Book and Job Rooms.
Columbus, Ohio 1872

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