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SHERMAN, John [1823-1900] -- American politician, lawyer, statesman, Secretary of State

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Secretary of State (1897, McKinley)
Secretary of Treasury (1877-1881, Hayes)

Born May 10, 1823, in Lancaster, Ohio. He was of Anglo-Saxon ancestry. He received an academic education; studied law, and was admitted to the bar May 11, 1844. He was a delegate in the national whig conventions of 1848 and 1852, and presided over the first republican convention in Ohio in 1855. He was a representative in the thirty-fourth, thirty-fifth, thirty-sixth and thirty-seventh congresses, and was the republican candidate for speaker in the winter of 1859-60. He was elected to the United States senate in March, 1861, and re-elected in 1866 and 1872. He was appointed secretary of the treasury in March, 1877, and served as such during President Hayes' administration; was again elected to the United States senate in 1880, and was re-elected in 1886 and 1892. He was president of the senate from 1885 till 1887; and resigned his seat in the senate to accept the position of secretary of state in President McKinley's cabinet. HE  -30-
 

Chronology

1855
Presided over the first Republican convention in Ohio
1877-1881
Secretary of Treasury
1897
Secretary of State

Selected Works

  • Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet
  • Selected Speeches and Reports on Taxation, 1859-78
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