James S. Sherman

James Schoolcraft Sherman ( born October 24, 1855 in Utica, New York, † October 30, 1912 ) was an American politician of the Republican Party and from 1909 to 1912 the 27th Vice President of the United States. Previously, he was about 20 years at the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the State of New York.

Sherman graduated in 1878 from Hamilton College in Clinton. He was admitted to the bar in 1880 and began in the same year with practice. In 1884 he became mayor of the city of Utica.

As a member of the Republican, he was elected to the 50th and 51st Congress (March 4, 1887 to March 31, 1891 ). In 1890 he was an unsuccessful candidate for the 52nd Congress. For the 53rd to the 60th Congress, he was, however, re-elected. In 1908 he finally won on the side of William Howard Taft the election for Vice-President and held that post from March 4, 1909 until his death from.

Sherman died on October 30, 1912, a few days before the presidential election in 1912, for which he was provided again as Taft's running mate. The nomination of a successor by the President was not provided at this time of the Constitution, so that the post could be filled again until the next election. In this short nachnominierte of Nicholas Murray Butler ran as running mate of President Taft. After the victory of Democrat Woodrow Wilson became the new Vice President Thomas Riley Marshall in March 1913.

Sherman is still the last vice president, who died during his tenure. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery in Utica.