He was born on May 21, 1853 in Brooklyn, New York City to Henry Sanger (1823-1888) and Mary E. Requa (1835-1910). He attended Brooklyn Polytechnic and then Harvard College, where he graduated with an A.B. in 1874. He received an LL.B. from Columbia University in 1878. He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1895 to 1897. He married Mary Ethel Cleveland Dodge (1869-1952).
He received an LL.D. from Hamilton College in 1902. He was president of the American delegation to the Geneva Conventions of 1906. From 1911 to 1913 he served on the New York State Hospital Commission.
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- "Col. Sanger Resigns Office. Leaves State Hospital Commission on Account of His Health". January 4, 1913. http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9A02E5DC163FE633A25757C0A9679C946296D6CF. Retrieved 2015-04-22.
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Silas T. Ives
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