Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


SANFORD, Mark, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla., May 28, 1960; attended high school in Beaufort, S.C.; B.A., Furman University, Greenville, S.C., 1983; M.B.A., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., 1988; United States Air Force Reserve, 2002-2011; owner, real estate investment firm; farmer; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-January 3, 2001); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Seventh Congress in 2000; Governor of South Carolina, 2003-2011; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Tim Scott, and reelected to the two succeeding Congresses (May 7, 2013-January 3, 2019); unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress in 2018.

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

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External Research Collections

The University of South Carolina Libraries
South Carolina Political Collections

Columbia, SC
Papers: unknown. Collection currently closed for processing.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

"Mark Sanford" In Profiles in Character: The Values that Made America. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1996.

Sanford, Mark. Two Roads Diverged: A Second Chance for the Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, the Nation - and Ourselves. Charleston: Vertel Publishing, 2021.

Sanford, Mark. The Trust Committed to Me. Washington: U.S. Term Limits Foundation, 2000.

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