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Terry Sanford
United States Senator
from North Carolina
In office
November 5, 1986 â€“ January 3, 1993
Preceded by Jim Broyhill
Succeeded by Lauch Faircloth
President of Duke University
In office
1969–1985
Preceded by Douglas Maitland Knight
Succeeded by H. Keith H. Brodie
65th Governor of North Carolina
In office
January 5, 1961 â€“ January 8, 1965
Lieutenant Harvey Cloyd Philpott (1961)
Preceded by Luther H. Hodges
Succeeded by Dan K. Moore
Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics
In office
1992–1993
Preceded by Howell Heflin
Succeeded by Richard Bryan
Member of the North Carolina Senate
In office
1953–1955
Personal details
Born James Terry Sanford
(1917-08-20)August 20, 1917
Laurinburg, North Carolina
Died April 18, 1998(1998-04-18) (aged 80)
Durham, North Carolina
Resting place Duke Chapel
Durham, North Carolina
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Margaret Rose Knight
Alma mater University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Religion Methodist
Military service
Allegiance  United States
 North Carolina
Service/branch  United States Army
North Carolina Army National Guard
Years of service 1942-1960
Unit 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars World War II

Congressional intervention and the availability of intervention demonstrably offset agency indifference; are a guard against arbitrary, improper, and illegal bureaucratic decisions; and provide the power of public pressure to require the nonelected official to be responsive.
Terry Sanford
We just want to make sure the best candidates get the attention they deserve.
Terry Sanford
I'm proud to be an Albert Gore Democrat.
We are tired of having our integrity impugned. We are tired of having our sincerity questioned. We are tired of having our intelligence insulted.
Terry Sanford
I've been ostracized before in legislative bodies for voting against the majority. That doesn't bother me.
Terry Sanford
We have accomplished our mission of stopping Iraq's drive to take over Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Middle East. We should begin to reduce our forces in Saudi Arabia, ever so slowly, and look to a more multinational force to keep the peace.
Terry Sanford
North Carolina is not going to be left behind.
I'd have supported Al Gore if he'd have been from Wisconsin.
We have observed all kinds of things, including Cucumber Day. There was a Honeybee Week.
Terry Sanford
Senators, in the end, must be elected.
I have no obligation to deal with slime.
There is a hotline that runs from the college students to their high school buddies.
Terry Sanford
You can't run this nation like a town meeting.
The main reason we've been the party out of power so long is we haven't had a good nominating process.
Terry Sanford
A great many of us have been concerned about the presidential nomination system… whether or not we have drifted into a system that simply doesn't work so well any more.
Terry Sanford
No group of our citizens can be denied the right to participate in the opportunities of first-class citizenship.
Terry Sanford
I doubt the people of North Carolina will be content to allow the governor to decide or even unduly influence selecting their senator.
Terry Sanford
Dukakis ran without understanding that there was a Democratic Party out in the land, and he never did call on it.
Terry Sanford
I take very seriously our responsibility to keep a strong economy.
We have observed all kinds of things, including Cucumber Day. There was a Honeybee Week.
Terry Sanford
The drafters of the Constitution… wisely put restraints on the president.
Terry Sanford
Had there not been these safety valves of political parties and elections, we may very well have had no way to change except forceful overthrow of government.
Terry Sanford
The worst of all outcomes is that the Sandinistas will defeat the democratic fighters, and consequently they would have it all their way.
Terry Sanford
Needed reform of the nominating procedures has been thwarted by the individual vested interests of the DNC members in maintaining the maze of primaries and caucuses.
Terry Sanford
Certainly I would not risk a single life to restore the Kuwaiti royal family to the throne.
Terry Sanford