Jared Y. Sanders Jr.

Jared Young Sanders Jr. (April 20, 1892 - November 29, 1960) was an American lawyer and politician who served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1934 to 1937 and again from 1941 to 1943. He was the son of Louisiana governor Jared Y. Sanders.

Jared Y. Sanders Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 6th district
In office
May 1, 1934 – January 3, 1937
Preceded byBolivar E. Kemp
Succeeded byJohn K. Griffith
In office
January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943
Preceded byJohn K. Griffith
Succeeded byJames H. Morrison
Personal details
Born(1892-04-20)April 20, 1892
Franklin, Louisiana
DiedNovember 29, 1960(1960-11-29) (aged 68)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Resting placeRoselawn Memorial Park
Political partyDemocratic
RelativesJared Y. Sanders Sr.
Alma materLouisiana State University
Tulane University School of Law

Early life and careerEdit

Sanders was born in Franklin, Louisiana and attended Dixon Academy in Louisiana and Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia before graduating from Louisiana State University in 1912. He later matriculated at the Tulane University School of Law, from which he graduated in 1914. He passed the bar that same year and began a private legal practice in Baton Rouge.[1]

World War IEdit

After America entered World War I Sanders served in the United States Army from May 1917 to April 1919. He was a captain for the Three Hundred and Forty-sixth Infantry, Eighty-seventh Division. After the war, he returned home to Louisiana.[1]

Louisiana politicsEdit

He was elected as a Democrat to the Louisiana House of Representatives and served there from 1928 to 1932, when he was elected to the Louisiana Senate. During his time in the state legislature, Sanders gained a reputation as a leading opponent to the policies of Louisiana’s powerful political leader Huey Long.[2][failed verification]


Upon the death of incumbent U.S. Congressman Bolivar E. Kemp, Sanders ran for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.[1]

Sanders won election to the U.S. House and took his seat on May 1, 1934. Representing Louisiana’s Sixth Congressional District, he was re-elected in the 1934 general election. In 1936, he was defeated in the Democratic primary by John K. Griffith. Sanders returned to the practice of law but remained active in politics, serving as a delegate at the Democratic National Conventions in 1940 and 1944.

In 1940, Sanders ran again for the 6th District House seat, serving one additional term from 1941 to 1943. In 1942, was again defeated in the Democratic primary, this time by James H. Morrison, and returned to private law practice in Baton Rouge.[1]


Jared Y. Sanders Jr. died in Baton Rouge on November 29, 1960. He is interred at Roselawn Memorial Park.


Political offices
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Preceded by
John K. Griffith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
  1. ^ a b c d "Congressional Biographical Directory, Jared Y. Sanders, Jr".
  2. ^ "Louisiana's Kaiser". Time Magazine. April 8, 1929.