Richard U. Sherman

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Richard Updike Sherman (1819–1895) was a New York State politician and newspaper publisher and editor. He was also the father of US Vice President James S. Sherman.

Richard Sherman was:


He married his distant cousin Mary Frances Sherman. They had six children:

  • Richard W., a civil engineer and two-term Mayor of the City of Utica, New York
  • Stalham W., who died in 1894
  • Mary Louise, wife of Henry J. Cookinham (a law partner of James Schoolcraft Sherman)
  • James Schoolcraft Sherman, US Vice President
  • Sanford F., President, New Hartford Canning Company
  • Willet H., who died in New Hartford in 1868, aged six.


  • History of the Mohawk Valley - Gateway to the West - 1614-1925 -[1]
  • Abridged Compendium, Frederick Virkus, p. 2,934
  • Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949, Biographies.
  •, [2], 31 July 2000
  • Dictionary of American Biographies, Charles Scribner and Sons, 1935.
  • Genealogical Library Master Catalog. New York State Library, Albany, NY.
  • History of Oneida County New York, from 1700 to the Present Time, Vol.I, by Henry J. Cookinham, Chicago: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912.
  • Robert W. Cherny, "Sherman, James Schoolcraft." Discovery Channel School, original content provided by World Book Online, [3], 31 July 2000.
Government offices
Preceded by
James R. Rose
Clerk of the New York State Assembly
Succeeded by
William Richardson
New York Assembly
Preceded by
George F. Fowler
New York State Assembly
Oneida County, 1st District

Succeeded by
Henry R. Hart
Preceded by
George W. Chadwick
New York State Assembly
Oneida County, 1st District

Succeeded by
James Corbett