Person:James Sherman (2)

James Schoolcraft Sherman
m. 13 Jan 1848
  1. Richard Winslow Sherman1848 -
  2. Mary Louise Sherman1850 -
  3. Stalham Williams Sherman1853 - 1893
  4. James Schoolcraft Sherman1855 - 1912
  5. Sanford Foster Sherman1858 -
  6. Willette Helene Sherman1864 - 1868
Facts and Events
Name James Schoolcraft Sherman
Gender Male
Birth[1] 24 Oct 1855 Utica, Oneida, New York, United States
Marriage to Caroline Babcock
Death[1] 30 Oct 1912 Utica, Oneida, New York, United States
Reference Number? Q310831?

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James Schoolcraft Sherman (October 24, 1855 – October 30, 1912) was an American politician who was a United States representative from New York from 1887 to 1891 and 1893 to 1909, and the 27th vice president of the United States under President William Howard Taft from 1909 until his death in 1912. He was a member of the interrelated Baldwin, Hoar, and Sherman families, prominent lawyers and politicians of New England and New York.

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

Sherman is the seventh and most recent vice president to have died in office.

3 children

  1. 1.0 1.1 James S. Sherman, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
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