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Harry Sandager (April 12, 1887 – December 24, 1955) was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island.

Harry Sandanger
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Rhode Island's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941
Preceded byJohn Matthew O'Connell
Succeeded byJohn E. Fogarty
Personal details
Born(1887-04-12)April 12, 1887
Providence, Rhode Island
DiedDecember 24, 1955(1955-12-24) (aged 68)
Cranston, Rhode Island
Resting placeSt. Francis Cemetery
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Political partyRepublican
Alma materGeorge Washington University
Georgetown University


Harry Sandager was born in Providence, Rhode Island on April 12, 1887. He attended the public schools of Cranston, Rhode Island.[1]

He was a newspaper reporter from 1905–1918 and Secretary to Congressman Walter R. Stiness from 1918 to 1922.[2] Sandager received a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University in 1922, and a Bachelor of Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University in 1923.[3]

After graduation, he returned to Providence. From 1922 to 1931 he was an executive with D. W. Flint, the operator of Ford and Lincoln automobile and Fordson tractor dealerships throughout New England.[4] He was elected to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1928 and served until 1936. He operated his own Ford dealership in Cranston beginning in 1931.[5]

Sandager was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941).

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress and for election in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress. He returned to his auto dealership, and served as member of the Republican National Committee from 1941 to 1944.

Sandager died in Cranston on December 24, 1955 and was interred at St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, Rhode Island.


  1. ^ Rhode Island Secretary of State, Manual, with Rules and Orders, for the Use of the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island, 1939, page 245
  2. ^ Newport Daily News, Death notice, Harry Sandager, December 27, 1955
  3. ^ United States Government Printing Office, Official Congressional Directory for 1939, 1939, page 105
  4. ^ Hearst Corporation, Motor magazine, Volume 58, 1932, page 34
  5. ^ National Automobile Dealers Association, NADA, Volume 27, 1955, page 18

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Harry Sandager (id: S000031)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Harry Sandager at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Matthew O'Connell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
John E. Fogarty

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