Sherman, John, 1823-1900

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Dates:
Birth 1823-05-10
Death 1900-10-22
English

Biographical notes:

U.S. secretary of state and secretary of the treasury, and U.S. senator and representative from Ohio.

From the description of Papers of John Sherman, 1836-1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71066449

U.S. Senator from Ohio and brother of General William T. Sherman.

From the description of Franked envelope, April 12, [1800s]. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 123416138

Ohio politician, John Sherman, served as U. S. Representative (1854-1861), U. S. Senator (1861-1877) and Secretary of the Treasury under President Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881).

From the description of John Sherman letter, 1878 July 29. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 86072034

U.S. representative and senator, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1877-1881), and U.S. Secretary of State (1897-1898), of Mansfield, Ohio, and Washington, D.C.

From the description of Papers, 1846-1900. (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 50493371

From the description of Papers, 1846-1900. (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 70967147

American statesman; brother of Gen. Sherman.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : United States Senate Chamber, Washington, 1866 Apr. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663959

From the description of Autograph letter signed : United States Senate Chamber, Washington, 1866 Feb. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663957

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, [18]60 Apr. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664006

U.S. Senator from Ohio (1861-1877).

From the description of Letter, 1866 Feb. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70972418

American statesman.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to J.M. Dalzell, 1894 Nov. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664001

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Treasury Department, to J.M. Dalzell, 1879 Nov. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663937

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Senate Chamber, Washington, to J.M. Dalzell, 1892 Nov. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663732

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Mansfield, O., to J.M. Dalzell, 1883 Aug. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663429

U.S. Senator from Ohio.

From the description of Letters, 1861, 1887. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 54801939

Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio; of Cleveland.

From the description of Group of documents relating mainly to Kansas [microform], 1854-1856. (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 55209877

Congressman from Ohio; U.S. Senator, 1861-1877; Sec. of the Treasury; Sec. of State; Republican leader; resident of Mansfield, Ohio.

From the description of John Sherman papers, 1860-1880. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 707100752

John Sherman, 1823-1900, was a representative and a senator from Ohio, and the brother of U.S. General William T. Sherman. He was born in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, and attended the public schools and an academy in that state. He left school to work as an engineer on canal projects and later studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1844. He began practice in Mansfield, Ohio, and then moved to Cleveland. Elected representative on the Republican ticket, he served from March 4, 1855, to March 21, 1861, and was then elected to the U.S. Senate in 1861 and served until his resignation on March 4, 1897. He was appointed Secretary of State in the cabinet of President William McKinley and served from March 1897, to his resignation in April 1898. Sherman then retired to private life.

Samuel Sydney McClure,1857-1949, was an editor, publisher, and founder of McClure's Magazine.

From the description of Letter to S.S. McClure, 1894 November 3. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 61346537

John Sherman (1823-1900) was an American statesman who served as U.S. Congressman (1855-61), U.S. Senator (1861-77, 1881-97), U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1877-81), and U.S. Secretary of State (1897-98). He is best remembered for authoring the Sherman Antitrust Act aimed at limiting monopolies and cartels in the United States.

  • 1823: Born in Lancaster, Ohio on May 10th
  • 1844: Admitted to the bar in Ohio
  • 1848: Married Margaret Sarah Stewart Delegate to Whig Convention
  • 1855 - 1861 : U.S. Congressman representing Ohio
  • 1861 - 1877 : U.S. Senator representing Ohio
  • 1877 - 1881 : U.S. Secretary of the Treasury under President Rutherford Hayes
  • 1880: Sought Republican Presidential nomination
  • 1881 - 1897 : U.S. Senator representing Ohio
  • 1890: Sherman Antitrust Act
  • 1897 - 1898 : U.S. Secretary of State under President William McKinley
  • 1900: Died in Washington, D.C. on October 22nd

From the guide to the John Sherman Letters, 1852-1898, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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