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
1909–1912
Vacant
Title next held by
Lois Marshall

References[edit]

  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.