Sanford Henry Bolinger, biography c. 1914
[from Louisiana: Sketches of Parishes, etc.]
  Source: Louisiana: Comprising Sketches of Parishes, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form (volume 3), pp. 60-61. Edited by Alcee Fortier, Lit.D. Published in 1914, by Century Historical Association.
Sanford H. Bolinger

Bolinger, Sanford H., of Shreveport, is one of the prominent lumbermen of Louisiana. He was born in Carroll county, Illinois, Jan. 5, 1855, a son of John B., and Sophia (Corbin) Bolinger. His parents moved to Kansas when he was only 9 years of age, where his father engaged in farming and also in the lumber business. The subject of this biography received his early education in the public schools of Fort Scott, Kan., and his education was completed by a 2-year course at Normal college in Illinois. On leaving college he taught school for 2 years and was assistant superintendent of schools at Fort Scott for 1 year.

After spending 3 years in the nursery business with indifferent success, Mr. Bolinger entered the retail lumber business in Kansas, from which state he removed to Texarkana, Ark., where he resided for 6 years. Mr. Bolinger became a resident of Shreveport in 1902. His business operations in Louisiana cover a period of over 20 years. He is president of the S. H. Bolinger Lumber Co., and also president of Clear Creek Lumber Co., the mill for the former company being at Bolinger, La., and for the latter at Reeves, La., general offices for both at Shreveport.

He was president of the Louisiana State Fair association for 3 years and did much to improve and upbuild this organization. Mr. Bolinger has been active in the business and public life of the state ever since he has lived in Louisiana, and is regarded as one of the most influential citizens of his community. He is the organizer of the Shreveport Golf club, in which he has taken an active and prominent part. Fraternally he is a member of the Odd Fellows and Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

In 1883 Mr. Bolinger was united in wedlock to Miss Florence Green, a native of Pennsylvania. Four children have been born to this union, namely B. Hudson, Minta Ursie, Isa Nancy and John H. Bolinger.

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