Terry Sanford

James Terry Sanford was an American lawyer and politician from North Carolina. A member of the Democratic Party, Sanford served as Governor of North Carolina from 1961 to 1965, was a two-time U.S. presidential candidate in the 1970s, and served as a U.S. senator from 1986 to 1993. He was a strong proponent of public education and introduced several reforms and new programs in North Carolina's schools and institutions of higher education as the state's governor. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Terry Sanford has 180 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1986 Debate. The year with the most videos was 1990 with 45 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1989 with an average of 186 views per program. Most appearances with Brian Lamb (2), George J. Mitchell (2), James Broyhill (2). Most common tags: Federal Budget, Senate.

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U.S. Senator, D-NC November 18, 1986 - January 1, 1993 Videos: 177

Recent Appearances

  • North Carolina Senate Debate

    North Carolina Senate Debate

    Senator Terry Sanford and Lauch Faircloth responded to questions from the Carl Venters, Jr, in a televised debate before a…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    HR 5087: A bill with respect to veterans' education assistance. HR 2194: A bill to amend the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    S 3224: A bill to designate the Quentin N. Burdick United States Courthouse. HR 5334: A bill to amend and extend certain laws relating to housing…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    SR 313: A resolution to commend the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team as it celebrates its 100th anniversary on June 11,…

  • Balanced Budget Amendment

    Balanced Budget Amendment

    Sen. Terry Sanford, member of the Senate Budget and Banking Committees, responded to telephone callers' questions on the…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate held debate on a bill to authorize appropriations for public broadcasting.

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Former Ideology Rankings

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .


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