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BISHOP, Sanford Dixon, Jr.

BISHOP, Sanford Dixon, Jr.
Image, Congressional Pictorial Directory, 109th.


BISHOP, Sanford Dixon, Jr., a Representative from Georgia; born in Mobile, Mobile County, Ala., February 4, 1947; graduated from Central High School, Mobile, Ala., 1964; B.A., Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga., 1968; J.D., Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., 1971; lawyer, private practice; United States Army, 1969-1971; member of the Georgia state house of representatives, 1977-1991; member of the Georgia state senate, 1991-1993; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Third and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-present).

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

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External Research Collections

University of Georgia
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

Athens, GA
Papers: Sanford D. Bishop, Jr., papers. Collection is restricted.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

"Sanford D. Bishop, Jr." in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2008.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Agriculture
  • House Committee - Appropriations
    • Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies - Chair
  • House Committee - Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
  • House Committee - Post Office and Civil Service
  • House Committee - Veterans' Affairs
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