Lewiston Lewiston Morning Tribune,
Edward D. Sanman Jr., 81, retired Lewiston teacher, Tuesday, November 21, 1995
Edward D. Sanman Jr., 81, a retired Lewiston High School teacher, died Sunday of congestive heart failure at Tri-State Memorial Hospital at Clarkston.
He was born June 11, 1914, at Spokane to Edward D. and Laura Jacobs Sanman. They lived at Kootenai, Idaho, until 1919, when they moved to Lewiston.
He attended first to third grades at St. Stanislaus Grade School at Lewiston and fourth grade at a school in Portland, Ore. Then he returned to Lewiston and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1933.
That summer he worked in a gold mine near Golden, Idaho. He attended Lewiston State Normal School, now Lewis-Clark State College, from 1933 to 1937 and graduated with an elementary and junior high school teaching certification.
He worked for the U.S. Forest Service during the summer of 1934.
From 1937 to 1939 he taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Bonner County with the Sunnyside and Morton districts.
He attended the University of Idaho at Moscow from 1939 to 1941, earning a bachelor's degree in education. He taught high school science at Glenns Ferry, Idaho, from 1941 to 1942.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army Air Forces in July 1942. He served as a bombsight and automatic flight control specialist during World War II. He earned his Air Crew Wings as an enlisted bombardier.
He married Diana S. Curley Oct. 4, 1944, at Monkton, Md., and was discharged in February 1946 as a first sergeant.
He earned a master's degree in education from UI in 1951 and taught science at LHS from 1946 to 1968. He was the district's audiovisual supervisor from 1968 to 1976 and retired in August 1976.
He organized the LHS Electronics Club and built the KLHS-FM radio station in a studio that was later named for him. He was the music festival parade marshal from 1964 to 1967. From 1952 to 1964, he was a seasonal ranger at Glacier National Park.
He was a member of the Order of the DeMolay, the Nez Perce Lodge No. 10 of the Masons, the Lewiston Chapter 4 Royal Arch Masons, Lewiston Commandery 2 Knights Templar, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity at UI and a life member of the Elks Lodge No. 896.