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Marvin Sanford


Family Information: Son of DeForest Sanford.

Married to Muriel "Smith" Sanford.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1931 he was the editor of the "Oakland World", a defunct newspaper at that time resurrected and marked "New Series No. 1" for the Pacific Cooperative League led by E.G. Webb.

Later that year, still in California, he served as the president of the Pacific Co-operators League. He visited the colony with his wife in early 1932 to speak about that organization.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In April 1932 he was working as the editor of the "Llano Colonist".

In July 1934 the regular crew at the print shop included: Lloyd Potter, Harold and Mary Emery, Ben Low, Roy MacDonald, Anna Loutrel, George Leevey, Afton Lewis, Howard Stansbury, Mr. Ranft and Irene Hewitt.

Esther Allen, Mrs. Weatherwax and Bertha Richter helped out on the "Colonist" and "Democrat" days, plus both DeForest and Marvin Sanford could be seen there a good share of the time.  

Other Info: In March 1933 he attended a good-bye party for the Sanford family, along with Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Banta, Mrs. June Black, Sybil Black, Mr. and Mrs. DuProz, Mr. and Mrs. Hess, Mr. and Mrs. Brannon, Mr. and Mrs. B. Stevens, Cyrus Horney, Lou Colt, and the Messrs. Githens, D. Sanford, Beanfellow, and Starkweather.

In May 1933 he celebrated his birthday, along with DeForest and Smith Sanford, Anita Brannon, Florence Anderson, Mrs. Ivy Hoag, Mr. and Mrs. DuProz, and Bernie and Leona Stevens.

Post-Colony History: In 1949 he was the editor of "The Searchlight (A Journal of Fundamental Democracy)" printed in San Francisco, California.  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": December 12, 1931, January 23, 1932, March 4, 1933, May 6, 1933, July 7, 1934; "The Searchlight": September/October 1949  


Clipping from "The Searchlight" dated September / October 1949. Other former colonists listed are C.C. Mickey, O.M. Thomason and DeForest Sanford.

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