L. F. Sanders was born on January 24, 1909 in Ben Wheeler, Texas. He grew up on a farm in the community and attended the Ben Wheeler School. He also later attended East Texas State Teachers College (where he was the vice president of the Van Zandt Club) and Southern Methodist University. He was a schoolteacher in Primrose for seven years. He practiced law in Canton for 42 years, and was elected county judge of Van Zandt County for four consecutive terms. He earned admission to the State Bar of Texas in the mid-1940s. Sanders was active in his community as a member of the First United Methodist Church of Canton, Pine Lodge No. 203 AF & AM, and the Canton Lions Club. He was also chairman of the Van Zandt County Democratic Executive Committee. Sanders died on February 14, 1986, in Tyler following hospitalization due to a lengthy illness. He was buried in Canton. Upon his death, he was survived by his wife, Veta, and his son, Bobby.
This collection consists of 45 volumes, ranging from MISC to 53 (9 volumes are missing and presumed to be lost). Each volume (not including the MISC miscellaneous volume) is numbered. This finding aid refers to volumes by the numbers they were given upon binding (so missing volumes' numbers are missing from this document). Furthermore, sections and subsections of volumes are denoted with numbers after a period. For instance, "6.2" indicates the second section of the sixth volume, while "6.4.1" indicates the first subsection of the fourth section of the sixth volume. In cases where there are no subsections in an entire volume, numbers do not appear after a period (for instance, the undivided third volume is indicated as "3").
At least one volume exhibits damage from animal or insect activity. The binding is strong, but the pages may need to be photocopied/scanned on KIC to prevent tearing.
Part of the Special Collections, Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce Repository
Please cite as: L.F. Sanders Papers, collection 2008.108, James G. Gee Library Special Collections-University Archives, Texas A&M University-Commerce http://archives.tamuc.edu/repositories/2/resources/68 Accessed September 20, 2017.
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