SANFORD, (James) Terry (1917-1998)

SANFORD, (JAMES) TERRY, a Senator from North Carolina; born in Laurinburg, N.C., August 20, 1917; attended Presbyterian Junior College; graduated, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1939; graduated, University of North Carolina Law School 1946; special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation 1941-1942; parachute infantry, United States Army 1942-1945; North Carolina National Guard 1948-1960; assistant director, Institute of Government, University of North Carolina 1946-1948; lawyer in private practice 1948-1960, 1965-1969, 1985-1986; North Carolina State senator 1953-1955; Governor of North Carolina 1961-1965; president of Duke University 1969-1985; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate on November 4, 1986, for the unexpired term of John East ending January 3, 1987, and for the six-year term ending January 3, 1993, and served from November 5, 1986, to January 3, 1993; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1992; chairman, Select Committee on Ethics (1992); resumed the practice of law in North Carolina and Washington, D.C.; died in Durham, N.C. on April 18, 1998; interment in Duke University Chapel.

Berea College
Southern Appalachian Archives
Berea, KY
Papers: Correspondence in Willis D. Weatherford, Sr. papers, 1958-1964.

Columbia University
Oral History Project
New York, NY
Oral History: 1976. 173 leaves. Reminiscences including childhood; education; North Carolina politics and politicians, (1920s-1970s); issues during terms as senator (1953-1954) and governor (1961-1965); poverty program; civil rights; national Democratic politics; and presidency of Duke University. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce.

Duke University
Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: Ca. 1985-1992. 405 feet. Constituent, personal, and official correspondence; personal journal; legislation; printed material; speeches; campaign files; appointment books; daily schedules; policy notebooks; voting records; clippings; and other materials documenting senatorial service. Includes material related to Select Committee on Ethics; and Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; Budget; Foreign Relations; and Aging committees. Casework files are closed. Finding aid.

Duke University
Durham, NC
Papers: 1969-1985. 235.3 linear feet. Records as president of Duke University including subject files, speeches and statements, campaigns, personal and political papers (ca. 1955-1985), committees and commissions files, law firm files, Democratic Charter Commission records [1972-1974], the Study of American states records (1965-1967), and LEGIS 50 records [1976-1980]. Finding aid. Closed for twenty-five years from date of creation except by permission of the University Archivist.

State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Papers: Correspondence in William W. Finlator papers, 1935-1992, on 21 microfilm reels.

State University of New York
Poetry and Rare Books
Buffalo, NY
Papers: 2 letters (1975-1977) to Sanford; 2 letters (1977-1979) to R. Philip Hanes; and 1 letter (May 1, 1975) to Ronald Berman in Jargon Society collection.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Correspondence in Margaret Bayne Price papers, 1918-1969. Finding aid.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Atkins Library
Charlotte, NC
Papers: Correspondence in Harry Golden papers, 1898-1970.

  • Covington, Howard E., Jr., and Marion A. Ellis. Terry Sanford: Politics, Progress, and Outrageous Ambitions. Durham: Duke University Press, 1999.
  • Drescher, John. Triumph of Good Will: How Terry Sanford Beat a Champion of Segregation and Reshaped the South. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2000.
  • Mitchell, Memory F., ed. Messages, Addresses, and Public Papers of Terry Sanford, Governor of North Carolina, 1961-1965. Raleigh: Council of State, State of North Carolina, 1966.
  • Ragan, Samuel Talmadge, ed. The New Day. Zebulon, NC: Record Publishing Co., 1964.
  • Sanford, Terry. But What About the People? New York: Harper & Row, 1966.
  • ___. A Danger of Democracy: The Presidential Nominating Process. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1981.
  • ___. Outlive Your Enemies. Commak, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 1996.
  • ___. Storm Over the States. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1967.
  • ___, ed. The Interest Rate Dilemma. New York: KCG Productions, 1983.