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American James S. SHERMAN

born James Schoolcraft SHERMAN

American politician, 27th Vice President of the United States

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on October 24, 1855 in Utica, New York, USA
Died: on October 30, 1912 in Utica, New York, USA


Sherman was born in Utica, New York, son of Richard Updike Sherman and his distant cousin Mary Frances Sherman. According to Facts on File.,"Sherman was of the ninth generation of descendants from Henry Sherman, a line also connected to Roger Sherman, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and William Tecumseh Sherman, the Union general during the Civil War".

He was educated at Hamilton College, where he was noted for his skills in oratory and debate, and for his personal popularity as a member of the Sigma Phi fraternity. After law studies, he was admitted to the bar in 1880, practising at the local firm of Cookingham & Martin, and also serving as president of the Utica Trust & Deposit Co. and the New Hartford Canning Co., becoming mayor of Utica at the early age of twenty-nine.

In 1881, he married Carrie Babcock of East Orange, New Jersey, and they had three sons.

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