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  • ID: I331235
  • Name: James Schoolcraft SHERMAN
  • RELA: 6th cousin 4x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 24 OCT 1855 in Utica, Oneida Co., NY
  • Event: Elected Mayor of Utica, NY 1884
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York BET 4 MAR 1887 AND 3 MAR 1891
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York BET 4 MAR 1893 AND 3 MAR 1909
  • Event: Elected Vice President of the United States BET 4 MAR 1909 AND 30 OCT 1912
  • Death: 30 OCT 1912 in Utica, Oneida Co., NY
  • Title: Vice President
  • Event: Pic James Schoolcraft Sherman
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  • Note:
    SHERMAN, James Schoolcraft, a Representative from New York and a Vice President of the United States; born in Utica, N.Y., October 24, 1855; attended the public schools; pursued academic and collegiate courses and graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y., in 1878; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1880 and commenced practice in Utica, N.Y.; president of the Utica Trust & Deposit Co. and of the New Hartford Canning Co.; mayor of Utica 1884; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Fifty-fourth through Sixtieth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; elected to the Fifty-third and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1909); was not a candidate for reelection, having been nominated as the Republican candidate for Vice President on the ticket with William Taft; elected Vice President of the United States in 1908 and served from March 4, 1909, until his death; had been renominated for Vice President in June 1912; died in Utica, Oneida County, N.Y., October 30, 1912; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Richard Updike SHERMAN b: 26 JUN 1819 in Vernon, Oneida Co., NY
    Mother: Mary Frances SHERMAN b: 3 SEP 1822 in Utica, Oneida Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Carrie BABCOCK b: 16 NOV 1856 in Utica, Oneida Co., NY
    • Married: 26 JAN 1881 in East Orange, Essex Co., NJ
    Children
    1. Has No Children Sherrill B. SHERMAN b: 1883
    2. Has No Children Richard U. SHERMAN b: 1884
    3. Has No Children Thomas N. SHERMAN b: 1886
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