Judge Harry N. Sandler

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Judge Harry N. Sandler

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Judge Harry N. Sandler small wonder (1889-1965)
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Buck, Morison
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Judges -- Biography -- Florida -- Hillsborough County ( lcsh )

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Originally published as part of the "Chips off the Old Bench" column: [Tampa, Fla.] : Hillsborough County, April 1998, Lawyer under title:
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Ju d ge H ar r y N S an d l e r S m al l Won d e r ( 1889 1965) T he f i r s t s kys c r a pe r i n A m e r i c a ( C hi c a go) a nd t he E i f f e l T ow e r i n P a r i s w e r e c om pl e t e d i n 1889. T ha t s a m e ye a r s a w t he bi r t h i n M a r yl a nd of H a r r y N a t ha n S a ndl e r ( he a l w a ys pr e f e r r e d onl y t he m i ddl e i ni t i a l ) w ho w oul d ul t i m a t e l y l a unc h a c a r e e r i n l a w po l i t i c s c om m uni t y s e r vi c e a nd t he j udi c i a r y w h i c h w oul d l a s t 53 ye a r s a nd l e a ve a n i nde l i bl e m a r k on t he hi s t or y of T a m pa a nd t he S t a t e of F l or i da I t 's be e n s a i d t ha t e ve r y l i f e ha s a s t or y. T hi s a r t i c l e a t t e m pt s t o c a pt ur e t he e s s e nc e of t he l i f e a n d t i m e s of J udge S a ndl e r T he r e 's no ge t t i ng a r ound i t H a r r y S a ndl e r w a s a s m a l l m a n, f i ve f e e t t w o i nc he s i n he i ght ve r t i c a l l y c ha l l e nge d" s om e m i ght s a y i n c ont e m por a r y ve r na c ul a r T ha t s m a l l f r a m e how e ve r h ous e d a n i m pos i ng i nt e l l e c t m a k e no m i s t a ke a bout t ha t A na t i ve of B a l t i m or e S a ndl e r e a r ne d hi s L L B de gr e e f r om t he U ni ve r s i t y of M a r yl a nd i n 1910. A l t hough h i s f a m i l y i s unc e r t a i n of t he r e a s on, he c a m e t o T a m pa t he f ol l ow i ng ye a r M os t l i ke l y, i t w a s be c a us e hi s f a t he r a t a i l or ha d e a r l i e r r e l oc a t e d i n Y bor C i t y. A f u r t he r a t t r a c t i on w a s T a m pa 's r e put a t i on a s c i ga r c a pi t a l ; H a r r y w a s a n i nve t e r a t e c i ga r s m oke r T he 1912 C i t y D i r e c t or l i s t s S a ndl e r a s a l a w ye r w i t h a n of f i c e a t 9 K ni ght B l dg B y 193 0 he ha d f o r m e d t he f i r m of S a ndl e r & D u f f ( R J D uf f w ho ye a r s l a t e r be c a m e w e l l know n a s i ns t r uc t or o f a r e f r e s he r c our s e f or g r a du a t e s pr e pa r i ng f or t he ba r e xa m ) T he i r of f i c e w a s i n t he C i t r us E xc ha nge B ui l di ng 205 Z a c k S t r e e t s i t e of t he M a a s B r os D e pt S t or e E r ne s t R obi ns on's H i s t or y of H i l l s bor ough C ount y pub l i s he d i n 1928 s a ys of t he S a ndl e r & D u f f f i r m : T hi s ha s be e n one of t he pr o m i ne nt l a w f i r m s of t he c i t y T he 1930 di r e c t or y i de nt i f i e d S a ndl e r a s a l a w ye r a nd a l s o a s V i c e P r e s i de nt of C ol um bi a B a nk. S om e ye a r s a go, N e w s w e e k m a ga z i ne pr oc l a i m e d, I n a na t i on o f j oi ne r s t he c onve nt i on ha s be c om e a n A m e r i c a n s oc i a l i ns t i t ut i on. T he r e 's no r e c or d of hi s i nt e r e s t i n c onve nt i ons but i t 's s a f e t o s a y t ha t H a r r y S a ndl e r a t l e a s t dur i ng t he ye a r s of hi s pr of e s s i ona l pr a c t i c e w a s a j oi ne r H e a l s o t ook a l e a de r s hi p r ol e i n m a ny of t he gr oups w i t h w hi c h he a f f i l i a t e d. T he r e w e r e t he s t a t e a nd na t i ona l B a r a s s oc i a t i ons of c our s e F or 10 ye a r s he f unc t i one d a s T r e a s ur e r o f t he H i l l s bor ough C ount y A s s oc i a t i on. H e w a s t he f i r s t j udge f r o m t he 13t h C i r c ui t t o be c hos e n t o he a d t he F l o r i da C i r c ui t J udge s C onf e r e nc e ( 1960 62) L a t e r J udge s M oody a nd L e nf e s t e y f ol l ow e d s ui t H e w a s M a s t e r of J ohn D a r l i ng L odge o f M a s ons i n 1918, a nd a c h i e ve d a 33r d de g r e e i n t he M a s oni c

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O r de r m e m be r P a l m a C e i a G ol f C l ub P r e s i de nt o f t he Y oung M e n's H e br e w A s s n. of T a m pa s e r ve d on t he B oa r d a nd f o r a t e r m a s P r e s i de nt T e m pl e S c ha a r a i Z e de k. D u r i ng W or l d W a r I I he s e r ve d on t he D r a f t B oa r d a nd a s a t e m por a r y m e m be r of t he C oa s t G ua r d R e s e r ve A l s o, he w a s a S e a m a n F i r s t C l a s s f or ove r t w o ye a r s i n t he V ol un t e e r P or t S e c ur i t y F o r c e e a r ni ng a V i c t or y M e da l f or h i s s e r vi c e A f t e r m or e t ha n 20 ye a r s of pr a c t i c i ng l a w w i t h C ol um bi a B a nk a s a m a j or c l i e nt S a ndl e r s om e how b e c a m e a c t i ve l y i nvol ve d i n l oc a l pol i t i c s E l e c t e d t o t he s t a t e l e gi s l a t ur e i n 1933, he s e r ve d t h r ough t he 1935 s e s s i on ( a t t ha t t i m e i t m e t e ve r y t w o ye a r s ) a nd be c a m e s pe a ke r pr o t e m f or t he l a t t e r t e r m E dw a r d I C ut l e r E s q. ha s pr a c t i c e d l a w c ont i nuo us l y i n T a m pa s i nc e 1947. H e kne w J udge S a ndl e r w e l l a nd of t e n a ppe a r e d be f or e hi m B ot h o f t he m w e r e a c t i ve i n t he s a m e T e m pl e ( C ongr e ga t i on) f o r m a ny ye a r s C ut l e r s ugge s t s t ha t S a ndl e r f ound f a v or w i t h S t a t e S e na t or P a t W hi t a ke r a pot e nt f or c e i n H i l l s bor ough C ount y pol i t i c s du r i n g t ha t e r a a nd t ha t s uc h l i nk o r c onne c t i on l e d t o hi s a ppoi nt m e nt a s C i r c ui t J udge by G ove r nor D a ve S hol t z i n 1935 S pe a ki ng f r om m y ow n e xpe r i e nc e I c a n s a y t ha t t o m a ny l a w ye r s e s pe c i a l l y l e s s e xpe r i e nc e d one s J udge S a nd l e r br ough t t o m i nd t he phr a s e us e d by gol f f a ns i n S c ot l a nd t o de s c r i be t he gr e a t A m e r i c a n pl a ye r B e n H oga n: a w e e i c e m on. T hos e s a m e l a w ye r s w oul d pr oba bl y c onc ur w i t h R a l ph D e l l E s q. w ho obs e r ve d, H e w a s w e l l ve r s e d i n t he l a w a nd w hi l e unde r 5 f e e t i n he i ght w a s a l w a ys i n c om pl e t e c ont r ol of hi s c our t r oom H e w a s s of t s poke n a nd qui c k t o t he poi nt L e vi t y w a s out o f pl a c e i n S a ndl e r 's c our t r oom N o nons e ns e f or m a l i t y w a s t he na t ur a l or de r of t hi ngs t he r e a nd e ve n i n C ha m be r s N ow r e t i r e d C our t C l e r k, J e r r y S t one r s a ys t ha t i t t ook hi m ne a r l y t w o ye a r s w or k i ng w i t h J udge S a ndl e r be f or e he c a l l e d hi m by h i s f i r s t na m e r a t he r t ha n M r C l e r k. S t one r a l w a ys ha d hi s i ns t r uc t i ons t o t he j ur y t i m e d s o a s t o t r y a nd l i m i t t he m t o t e n m i nut e s i f pos s i bl e a nd t he j udge a l w a ys s t ood a nd f a c e d t he j u r y dur i ng i ns t r uc t i ons T ha t p r a c t i c e one m a y a s s um e w a s out of de f e r e nc e t o hi s s m a l l s t a t ur e W he n t he pr e s e nt c our t hous e w a s e r e c t e d i n 1952, J udge S a ndl e r ha d a n e l e va t e d p l a t f or m bui l t f or hi s c ha i r w hi c h s ugge s t s t ha t he ha d s om e de gr e e of s e l f c ons c i ous ne s s a bout hi s s i z e J udge J a m e s M oody, J r now oc c upi e s t ha t of f i c e but t he pl a t f o r m w a s r e m ove d pr i or t o hi s oc c upa nc y. T he r e w e r e oc c a s i ons w he n S a ndl e r 's l i ght e r s i de w a s r e ve a l e d. J udge R a l ph S t e i nbe r g t e l l s of t he oc c a s i on w he n he w a s j us t s t a r t i ng pr a c t i c e a r ound 1960. H e t ook a n or de r t o t he J udge w hi c h w a s c l i ppe d t o t he c ou r t f i l e W i t h a s t r a i ght f a c e J udge S a ndl e r t ol d S t e i nbe r g t ha t s om e t hi ng w a s not r i ght I t s e e m s t ha t t he c l i ppe d o r de r w a s u ps i de dow n on t he f i l e f ol de r J udge S a ndl e r f i na l l y l a ughe d t o t he r e l i e f o f t he young l a w ye r a nd s i gne d t he or de r B a ya r d A ngl e w ho p r a c t i c e d l a w i n T a m pa c om m e nc i ng i n t he e a r l y 30's vow s t ha t t hi s s t or y i s t r ue H e m e t w i t h H a r r y G M c D ona l d ( l a t e r a j udge ) w ho ha d be e n e l e c t e d t o t he s t a t e l e gi s l a t ur e i n 1941 M c D ona l d s a i d t ha t b e f or e he l e f t f o r a s e s s i on t ha t ye a r J udge S a ndl e r t ol d h i m t ha t a bi l l w oul d be f i l e d t o r a i s e t he s a l a r i e s of j udge s a nd t ha t i f he di dn't vot e f or i t he be t t e r not c o m e ba c k s out h of t he S uw a nne e R i ve r H a r r y s a i d he di dn't know i f t he J udge m e a nt i t o r not bu t i t i s a s s um e d t ha t t he bi l l pa s s e d. A ngl e a l s o s a ys t ha t t he n C i r c ui t J udge T F r a nk H obs on w a s s e r i ous l y c ons i de r i ng l e a vi ng t ha t j ob be f or e he l e a r ne d t ha t l a w ye r s pr a c t i c i ng i n P i ne l l a s C ount y a t t ha t t i m e w e r e m a ki ng l e s s t ha n he H e r e m a i ne d on t he c our t a nd w a s l a t e r on t he S upr e m e C our t H e w a s a s ol i d f a m i l y m a n, w i t h w i f e a nd t h r e e c hi l dr e n, a l l of w hom ( M r s H a nna h

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S a ndl e r di e d i n 1989) ha ve m e m or i e s o f hi s w r y h um or e ve n t hough hi s us ua l de m e a nor w a s qui e t a nd una s s um i ng, a l w a ys m i ndf ul of h i s p ubl i c i m a ge H e w a s r e l uc t a nt t o f o r e xa m pl e a t t e nd j a i a l a i ga m e s w i t h f r i e nd a nd f a m i l y be c a us e he t hought i t i na ppr opr i a t e f or a j udge t o be s e e n a t a ga m i ng e s t a bl i s hm e nt U pon hi s r e t i r e m e nt i n 1964 a t a ge 75 a ne w s pa pe r e nc om i um a t t he t i m e de s c r i be d hi m w e l l a s m i l d i n m a nne r r ugge d i n p r i nc i pl e I n 1961 t he w r i t e r l i ve d on l y a c oupl e of bl oc ks f r o m J udge a nd M r s S a ndl e r O ne m or ni ng w hi l e w a i t i ng o n a bus t o t ow n, I w a s o f f e r e d a r i de by J udge S a ndl e r i n hi s br a nd ne w A m ba s s a dor s e da n, a be a ut i f ul c a r H e dr ove us dow nt ow n a t a pe r i l ous r a t e of s pe e d, s om e t i m e s r e a c hi ng 15 m ph on t he s t r a i g ht a w a y. N ot I 'm c e r t a i n, t o be c a l m hi s pa s s e nge r but f r om h i s i nna t e c ons e r va t i ve na t u r e c oupl e d w i t h hi s pr i de i n hi s ne w a ut om obi l e H e w a s not onl y a n upr i ght j udge but a good ne i ghbor a s w e l l H i s di m i nut i ve ne s s not w i t hs t a ndi ng, H a r r y N S a n dl e r s t a nds t a l l i n t he pa nt he on o f H i l l s bor ough C ount y's t r i a l j udge s M or i s on B uc k


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