Jared Young Sanders Sr.
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1921
Preceded byLewis L. Morgan
Succeeded byGeorge K. Favrot
34th Governor of Louisiana
In office
May 12, 1908 – May 14, 1912
LieutenantPaul M. Lambremont
Preceded byNewton C. Blanchard
Succeeded byLuther E. Hall
25th Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana
In office
May 10, 1904 – May 12, 1908
GovernorNewton C. Blanchard
Preceded byNewton C. Blanchard
Succeeded byPaul M. Lambremont
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Jared Young Sanders

(1869-01-29)January 29, 1869
Inglewood Plantation, east of Morgan City, Louisiana
DiedMarch 23, 1944(1944-03-23) (aged 75)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Resting placeFranklin Cemetery in Franklin, Louisiana
Political partyDemocratic
Ada Veronica Shaw
(m. 1891; div. 1912)
Emma Dickinson Sanders
(m. 1916)
ChildrenJared Y. Sanders Jr.
Alma materTulane University

Jared Young Sanders Sr. (January 29, 1869 – March 23, 1944) was an American journalist and attorney from Franklin, the seat of St. Mary Parish in south Louisiana, who served as his state's House Speaker (1900–1904), lieutenant governor (1904–1908), the 34th Governor (1908–1912), and U.S. representative (1917–1921). Near the end of his political career he was a part of the anti-Long faction within the Louisiana Democratic Party. Huey Pierce Long Jr., in fact had once grappled with Sanders in the lobby of the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans.[1]

He married Ada Veronica Shaw on May 31, 1891, and they had one son, Jared Y. Sanders Jr.[2] They divorced in 1912. Sanders remarried to Emma Dickinson in 1916.[3]

Jared Y. Sanders died at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge on March 23, 1944.[3]


  1. ^ Richard D. White Jr., Kingfish (New York: Random House, 2006), p. 68.
  2. ^ The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Vol. XIV. James T. White & Company. 1910. p. 104. Retrieved December 14, 2020 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ a b "Death Claims Jared Sanders". The Crowley Post-Signal. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Associated Press. March 24, 1944. p. 1. Retrieved December 14, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.


Party political offices Preceded byNewton C. Blanchard Democratic nominee for Governor of Louisiana 1908 Succeeded byLuther E. Hall Political offices Preceded byPlacide P. Sigur Louisiana State Representative from St. Mary Parish 1892–1896 Succeeded byW.A. O'Neil Preceded byW.A. O'Neil Louisiana State Representative from St. Mary Parish 1898–1904 Succeeded byR.W. Allen Preceded bySamuel P. Henry of Cameron Parish Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives 1900–1904 Succeeded byRobert H. Snyder of Tensas Parish Preceded byAlbert Estopinal of St. Bernard Parish Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana 1904–1908 Succeeded byPaul M. Lambremont of St. James Parish Preceded byNewton C. Blanchard Governor of Louisiana 1908–1912 Succeeded byLuther E. Hall U.S. House of Representatives Preceded byLewis Lovering Morgan Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana's 6th congressional district 1917–1921 Succeeded byGeorge Kent Favrot