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Max Allen Sandlin (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 9/29/1952 (Texarkana, AR)
Race: White
Religion: Baptist
Residence: Marshall, TX
Education: BA in Journalism and Political Science from Baylor University, Waco, TX; JD in Law from Baylor University, Waco, TX
Occupation: Attorney
Office Type: U.S. House -- Texas District 1 

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Max A. Sandlin Jr., was born in Texarkana, Texas, and resides in Marshall, Texas. Sandlin graduated from Atlanta High School in 1971 before earning a bachelor's degree at Baylor University four years later.

Sandlin received a law degree from the Baylor School of Law in 1978. A practicing attorney for 25 years, Sandlin also served as vice president of an oil and gas exploration firm and a gasoline distributorship. He served as a Harrison County Judge from 1986 to 1989. He was first elected to the U.S. House in 1996.

Sandlin has four children.

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Max Sandlin was elected County Judge of Harrison County in 1986 and held that position for three years. He was elected Judge of the County Court at Law for Harrison County in 1989. He held that position until he was elected to the U.S. House in 1996, receiving 52 percent of the vote against Republican Ed Merritt.

Sandlin was re-elected in 1998, defeating Republican Dennis Boerner with 59 percent of the vote. He was re-elected in 2000 with 56 percent of the vote.

In 2002, Sandlin won re-election with 56 percent of the vote.

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