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SANDS, Joshua

1757–1835

Biography

SANDS, Joshua, a Representative from New York; born in Cow Neck (now Sands Point), Queens County, Long Island, N.Y., October 12, 1757; received a limited schooling; served as captain in the American Army during the Revolutionary War; engaged in mercantile pursuits; member of the state senate 1792-1799; collector of customs at the port of New York in 1797; elected as a Federalist to the Eighth Congress (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1805); was not a candidate for renomination; president of the board of trustees of the village of Brooklyn in 1824; elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1827); died in Brooklyn, N.Y., September 13, 1835; interment in St. Paul's Church Cemetery, Eastchester, N.Y.; reinterment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1852.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn, NY
Papers: 2 letters (April 2, 1825; June 28, 1830), broadside (March 10, 1791), and legal papers (May 5, 1791; October 6, 1824; June 19, 1826). Finding aid in repository.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: 1787-1798. 6 letters. Personal and official correspondence. Finding aid in repository.

New York State Archives

Albany, NY
Papers: In the Ludlam Family Papers, 1744-1880, 78 items. Persons represented include Joshua Sands.
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