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Morgan Gurley Sanders (July 14, 1878 – January 7, 1956) was a U.S. Representative from Texas.

Morgan G. Sanders
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1921 (1921-03-04) – January 3, 1939 (1939-01-03)
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 30th district
In office
January 13, 1903 (1903-01-13) – January 8, 1907 (1907-01-08)
Personal details
Morgan Gurley Sanders

(1878-07-14)July 14, 1878
near Ben Wheeler, Texas, US
DiedJanuary 7, 1956(1956-01-07) (aged 77)
Political partyDemocratic
Alma mater

Born near Ben Wheeler, Texas, Sanders attended the public schools. He graduated from Alamo Institute[1] and taught school for three years. He owned and published a weekly newspaper. He studied law at the University of Texas at Austin, was admitted to the bar in 1901, and commenced practice in Canton, Texas. He represented Canton as a member of the Texas House of Representatives for the 30th district from 1903 to 1907.[2] He served as prosecuting attorney of Van Zandt County from 1910 to 1914, and as district attorney of the seventh judicial district of Texas in 1915 and 1916. After retiring as district attorney, he resumed the practice of law in Canton, Texas. He served as delegate to many Democratic State conventions.

Sanders was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921 – January 3, 1939).

He was interred in Hillcrest Cemetery, Canton, Texas.


  1. ^ "Alamo Institute Historical Marker". The Historical Marker Database. Retrieved 2019-04-14.
  2. ^ "Morgan Sanders". Legislative Reference Library of Texas. Retrieved 2019-04-14.