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James S. Sherman
James Schoolcraft Sherman (October 24, 1855 October 30, 1912) was a Representative from New York and the 27th Vice President of the United States. He was one of few vice presidents wearing eye-glasses, the others being Theodore Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Nelson Rockefeller,George H. W Bush and Dick Cheney. Nonetheless his vice-presidential bust in the Senate is so far the only bust wearing eye-glasses.
Sherman was born in Utica, New York and graduated from Hamilton College in 1878. He was admitted to the bar in 1880 and commenced practice in Utica. He was president of the Utica Trust & Deposit Co. and of the New Hartford Canning Co., then mayor of Utica in 1884. He was elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890, but was elected to the Fifty-third and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1909) He was not a candidate for reelection, having been nominated as the Republican candidate for Vice President on the ticket with William Howard Taft. He was elected Vice President in 1908 and served from March 4, 1909, until his death. He had been renominated for Vice President in June 1912. Vice President Sherman died in Utica, Oneida County, New York a few days prior to the election and was replaced on the ballot by Nicholas M. Butler. But the Democrats Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall won. He was interred in Forest Hill Cemetery.
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Charles W. Fairbanks | width="40%" style="text-align: center;" |Vice President of the United States
March 4, 1909 – October 30, 1912 | width="30%" |Succeeded by:
Thomas R. Marshall
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