|Chair of the Republican National Committee|
June 17, 1932 – June 5, 1934
|Preceded by||Simeon D. Fess|
|Succeeded by||Henry P. Fletcher|
|Secretary to the President|
March 4, 1925 – March 4, 1929
|Preceded by||C. Bascom Slemp|
|Succeeded by||George E. Akerson|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Indiana's 5th district
March 4, 1917 – March 4, 1925
|Preceded by||Ralph Moss|
|Succeeded by||Noble J. Johnson|
James Everett Sanders
March 8, 1882
Coalmont, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||May 12, 1950 (aged 68)|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Education||Indiana State University (BA)|
Indiana University, Bloomington (LLB)
James Everett Sanders (March 8, 1882 – May 12, 1950) was an American political figure. He was Presidential secretary to President Calvin Coolidge and chairman of the Republican National Committee. He served for terms in the U.S House of Representatives from 1917 to 1925, representing Indiana.
From 1917 until 1925 Sanders represented Indiana in the United States Congress. He declined to be re-nominated in 1924, and instead became director of the Speakers' Bureau of the Republican National Committee. Subsequently, in 1925, he accepted the job and replaced C. Bascom Slemp as the personal secretary to President Coolidge early in his second term. During his time as presidential secretary (a position equivalent to the current White House Chief of Staff) Sanders amassed a collection of presidential speeches that became known as the 'Everett Sanders Papers', which contain speeches from June 22, 1925 until February 22, 1929. Sanders also became a member of the Alfalfa Club after 1926.
Sanders was so highly regarded that, after leaving the position in 1929 after Coolidge's second term, President Herbert Hoover appointed him to chair the Republican National Committee, a position he held from 1932 until he stepped down in 1934 after Hoover's disastrous re-election campaign.
- The Everett Sanders Papers retrieved on March 25, 2007.
- United States Congress. "Everett Sanders (id: S000034)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Everett Sanders at Find a Grave