Payson Sherman

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Payson Alton Sherman
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Compton
In office
Preceded byWilliam James Duffy
Succeeded byWilliam James Duffy
Personal details
Born(1889-08-14)August 14, 1889
Scotstown, Quebec
DiedOctober 5, 1977(1977-10-05) (aged 88)
Scotstown, Quebec
Political partyConservative
Union Nationale

Payson Alton Sherman (August 14, 1889 – October 5, 1977) was a Canadian politician and a two-term Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec.[1]


He was born in Scotstown, Quebec on August 14, 1889 and married Margaret Muir in New Hampshire in 1914.

Member of the legislature[edit]

Sherman ran as a Conservative candidate in the provincial district of Compton in the 1935 election and won against Liberal incumbent William James Duffy.

He joined Maurice Duplessis's Union Nationale and was re-elected in the 1936 election. He did not run for re-election in the 1939 election.


He served as school board member, city councillor and from 1947 to 1957 Mayor of Hampden, Quebec in the Eastern Townships.


He co-founded the Compton County Historical Society in 1959 and died on October 5, 1977.


  1. ^ "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.