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1910 New Catholic Dictionary
Sands, Benjamin Franklin
Rear-admiral in the United States Navy. Born on February 11, 1811 in Baltimore, Maryland; died on June 30, 1883 in Washington, DC. He became a convert in 1850. After holding important commands in the Civil War he was made superintendent of the Naval Observatory, Washington, 1867, and raised its standards to rival the best in Europe. Three of his sons served in the navy and one in the army.
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