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James Schoolcraft Sherman
m. 13 JAN 1848
  1. Richard Winslow Sherman1848 -
  2. Mary Louise Sherman1850 -
  3. Stalham Williams Sherman1853 -
  4. James Schoolcraft Sherman1855 - 1912
  5. Sanford Foster Sherman1858 -
  6. Willette Helene Sherman1864 - 1868
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Name James Schoolcraft Sherman
Gender Male
Birth[1] 24 OCT 1855 Utica, Oneida, New York, United States
Death[1] 30 Oct 1912 Utica, Oneida, New York, United States


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James Schoolcraft Sherman (October 24, 1855 – October 30, 1912) was a United States Representative from New York and the 27th Vice President of the United States (1909–1912), under President William Howard Taft. He was a member of the inter-related Baldwin, Hoar, and Sherman families, prominent lawyers and politicians of New England.

Although not a high-powered administrator, he made a natural committee chairman, and his genial personality eased the workings of the House, so that he was known all his life as 'Sunny Jim'. He was the first Vice President to fly in a plane (New York, 1911), and also the first to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game.

To date, Sherman is the last Vice President to have died in office.

3 children

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 James S. Sherman, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
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