Finding Aid of the Terry Sanford Governor's Papers, Board of Paroles, 1961 - 1965, MARS Number 368.16


Finding Aid of the Terry Sanford Governor's Papers, Board of Paroles, 1961 - 1965, MARS Number 368.16


Terry Sanford was born in Laurinburg, N.C. on August 20, 1917 to Cecil L. Sanford and Elizabeth Martin Sanford. After graduating from the University of North Carolina, he work for two years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and then served in World War II as a member of the 517th Parachute Combat Team. Sanford returned to the University of North Carolina for his law degree and, after two years as assistant director of the Institute of Government, began practicing in Fayetteville in 1948. He served as president of the North Carolina Young Democratic Clubs in 1949 and as a state senator from 1953-1955. The following year he managed former Governor W. Kerr Scott's campaign for the United States Senate. On June 25, 1960, he was nominated as the Democratic candidate for governor; he won the election and served as governor from 1961-1965.
Includes commutations, pardons, and reprieve certificates granted by Governor Terry Sanford.

Descriptive Summary

Terry Sanford Governor's Papers, Board of Paroles
Call Number
MARS Number 368.16
Sanford, Terry, 1917-1998.
1961 - 1965
2.00 boxes
State Archives of North Carolina

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], MARS Number 368.16, Terry Sanford Governor's Papers, Board of Paroles, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.

Arrangement Note

By type of record, then alphabetical

Biographical Note


Contents of the Collection

1. Board of Paroles,1961-1965

Box 1
Box 2

Subject Headings

  • Sanford, Terry, 1917-1998.
  • Clemency
  • Criminals.
  • Governors--North Carolina--Archives.
  • Parole
  • Parole boards.
  • Prisoners
  • Pardons.
  • Acquisitions Information

    Transferred from the Governor's Office on various dates. See Archives Registrar for details.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by William H. Brown, 28 September 2001
  • Encoded by Dietra Stanley, September, 2006