Lewis E Sanford (1916 - 1978)

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Los Angeles National Cemetery
Section 17A Row D Site 2,
950 South Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, Ca

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Orange Cove, Fresno County, California

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: 2LT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1916 - In the year that Lewis E Sanford was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

1926 - By the time he was just 10 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

1937 - At the age of 21 years old, Lewis was alive when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

1971 - By the time he was 55 years old, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

1978 - In the year of Lewis E Sanford's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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Lewis E Sanford passed away on April 10, 1978 at 61 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. He was buried in Los Angeles National Cemetery Section 17A Row D Site 2, Los Angeles, Ca. He was born on September 6, 1916. There is no information about Lewis's family. We know that Lewis E Sanford had been residing in Orange Cove, Fresno County, California.

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