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SANDERSON, John Philip, soldier, born in Lebanon county, Pennsylvania, 13 February, 1818 ; died in St. Louis, Missouri, 14 October, 1864. He was admitted to the bar in 1839, and served in the legislature in 1845, and in) the state senate in 1847. He edited the t hiladel-phia " Daily News" in 1848-'56, and became chief clerk of the United States war department in 1861, but resigned to become lieutenant-colonel of the 15th United States infantry. He was appointed its colonel in July, 1863, and in February, 1864, became provost-marshal-general of the Department of the Missouri. His most important public service was the full exposition that he made during the civil war of the secret political organization in the northern and western states, known as the "Knights of the golden circle " or the " Order of American knights." He published "Views and Opinions of American Statesmen on Foreign hnmigration" (Philadelphia, 1843), and "Republican Landmarks " (1856).
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