Carrie Babcock Sherman

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Carrie Sherman
Mrs. Sherman.jpg
Second Lady of the United States
In role
March 4, 1909 – October 30, 1912
Vice President James S. Sherman
Preceded by Cornelia Fairbanks
Succeeded by Lois Marshall (1913)
Personal details
Born (1856-11-16)November 16, 1856
Utica, New York, U.S.
Died October 6, 1931(1931-10-06) (aged 74)
Utica, New York, U.S.
Resting place Forest Hill Cemetery
Spouse(s) James Sherman (m. 1881; d. 1912)
Children 3

Carrie Babcock Sherman (November 16, 1856 – October 6, 1931) was the wife of U.S. Vice President James S. Sherman.

Carrie was the daughter of Lewis Babcock, was a prominent attorney.[1] Her grandfather was Congressman and brigade commander Eliakim Sherrill.[1]

Carrie Babcock married James Schoolcraft Sherman on January 26, 1881.[2] Carrie and James had known each other since childhood.[1]

The couple had three sons: Sherrill B. Sherman, Richard U. Sherman, and Thomas N. Sherman.[1]

When her husband became vice-president in March 1909, Carrie became the first second lady to accompany her spouse in the inaugural parade.[1]

Sherman is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery in Utica, New York.

Honorary titles
Preceded by
Cornelia Fairbanks
Second Lady of the United States
Title next held by
Lois Marshall


  1. ^ a b c d e Purcell, L. Edward (2010-01-01). Vice Presidents: A Biographical Dictionary. Infobase Publishing. ISBN 9781438130712. 
  2. ^ Nelson, Michael (2012-08-10). Guide to the Presidency and the Executive Branch. CQ Press. ISBN 9781452234281.