SANGER, ADOLPH L.:
American lawyer and politician; born at Baton Rouge, La., in 1842; died in New York city Jan. 3, 1894. A graduate of the City College and of the Columbia Law School, New York, in 1864, he had rapid success as a lawyer. In 1870 he was appointed a commissioner of the United States deposit funds, and in 1885 was elected president of the board of aldermen. He served as presidential elector of the state of New York in 1880 and 1884, and was a commissioner of education for three terms beginning with 1886, being made president of the board in 1893. He was the first to suggest Bryant Park, New York, as a site for a public library. A graceful speaker, he delivered addresses at the reception of the Bartholdi statue of "Liberty" and the statue of "The Pilgrim" at Central Park, and spoke also on similar public occasions.
Sanger was active in American Judaism, being one of the leaders of the B'nai B'rith, president of the Board of Delegates of American Israelites, and vice-president for some years of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations.