Sherman DAY

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American politician

AmericanBorn Sherman DAY

California State Senator

Born on February 12, 1806 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA , United States

Died on December 14, 1884 in Berkeley, California, USA

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He attended Phillips Academy, Andover and graduated from Yale College, A.B., 1826, receiving the degree from his father, Jeremiah Day (1773–1867), who was president of Yale from 1817–1846. He was also the grandson of the American founding father Roger Sherman.



After his graduation he lived in New York and Philadelphia for a time, as a merchant. For several years he was in Ohio and Indiana as an engineer. In 1843, he published Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania. He came to California in 1849, and engaged in civil and mining engineering at San Jose, New Almaden, Folsom and Oakland.

...   He attended Phillips Academy, Andover and graduated from Yale College, A.B., 1826, receiving the degree from his father, Jeremiah Day (1773–1867), who was president of Yale from 1817–1846. He was also the grandson of the American founding father Roger Sherman.



After his graduation he lived in New York and Philadelphia for a time, as a merchant. For several years he was in Ohio and Indiana as an engineer. In 1843, he published Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania. He came to California in 1849, and engaged in civil and mining engineering at San Jose, New Almaden, Folsom and Oakland.



In 1855 he made for the state a survey of wagon-road routes across the Sierra Nevada; California State Senate, 1855-56; United States Surveyor General, California, 1868-71; original trustees, University of California, Professor, Mine Construction and Surveying.



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