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SANDERSON, ALFRED, is a native of the Cumberland Valley. His father, the late George Sanderson, was the second owner and editor of the Carlisle American Volunteer, succeeding the late William B. Underwood in 1836, and continuing with it until 1845. In 1849 he removed to Lancaster, having purchased the Intellligencer, of which journal he was the owner and editor for fifteen years, and for over ten years was mayor of Lancaster. His son, Alfred was educated in the public schools of Carlisle and Lancaster and then learned the trade of printer in the office of his father. In the month of August, 1864, he assisted in the establishment of the Daily Intelligencer, his associates being John M. Cooper, Henry G. Smith and William A. Morton. Subsequently he became associated with the late Hon. J. Lawrence Getz in the publication of the Reading Gazette and was for a time editor of the Pottsville Standard. In 1879 he assumed editorial control of the Shippensburg Chronicle, with which he remained for nearly three years. He was also connected with the Harrisburg Star and Star-Independent for over seven years. He has also written much for the Harrisburg Telegraph and other papers, and his nom de plume of "The Odd Fellow" is a familiar one to the people of the Capital city. For some time past he has been associated with the Rev. Dr. Swallow in the editorial conduct of the Pennsylvania Methodist, and his Rambler sketches are very popular with the readers of that paper. He is a strong, fluent and verstile writer, and there are few men better known in the editorial profession of Pennsylvania than Alfred Sanderson.

Dorothy Bumbaugh
Sidney, Indiana page 343