Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I86391
  • Name: John SHERMAN
  • RELA: 5th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 10 MAY 1823 in Lancaster, Fairfield Co., OH
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1855 AND 21 MAR 1861 Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio
  • Event: Elected BET 1861 AND 1877 United States Senator from Ohio
  • Event: Appointed BET 1881 AND 1897 U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
  • Event: Appointed BET 1897 AND 1898 U.S. Secretary of State
  • Death: 22 OCT 1900 in Washington, D.C.
  • Event: Pic Senator John Sherman
  • Title: Sen.
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    SHERMAN, John, a Representative and a Senator from Ohio; born in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, on May 10, 1823; attended the common schools and an academy in Ohio; left school to work as an engineer on canal projects; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1844 and began practice in Mansfield, Ohio; moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1853; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1855, to March 21, 1861, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Ways and Means (Thirty-sixth Congress); elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1861 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Salmon P. Chase; reelected in 1866 and 1872 and served from March 21, 1861, until his resignation on March 8, 1877; chairman, Committee on Agriculture (1863-67), Committee on Finance (1863-65, 1867-77); appointed Secretary of the Treasury in the Cabinet of President Rutherford Hayes in March 1877, and served until March 1881; again elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1881 in the place of James A. Garfield, who had been elected President of the United States; reelected in 1886 and 1892 and served from March 4, 1881, until his resignation on March 4, 1897; Republican Conference chairman (1884-1885, 1891-1897); President pro tempore (1885-1887); chairman, Committee on the Library (Forty- seventh through Forty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Foreign Relations (Forty-ninth through Fifty-second Congresses, Fifty-fourth Congress); appointed Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President William McKinley and served from March 1897, until his resignation in April 1898; retired to private life; died in Washington, D.C., October 22, 1900; interment in Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Charles Robert SHERMAN b: 26 SEP 1788 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT
    Mother: Mary HOYT b: 28 DEC 1787 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown

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