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Francis Cornwall Sherman

American politician

Francis Cornwall Sherman (September 18, 1805 – November 7, 1870) served as Mayor of Chicago two terms (1841–1842, 1862–1865) for the Democratic Party.

Francis Cornwall Sherman
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5th Mayor of Chicago
In office
1841–1842
Preceded byAlexander Loyd
Succeeded byBenjamin Wright Raymond
23rd Mayor of Chicago
In office
1862–1865
Preceded byJulian Sidney Rumsey
Succeeded byJohn Blake Rice
Personal details
Born(1805-09-18)September 18, 1805
Newtown, Connecticut
DiedNovember 7, 1870(1870-11-07) (aged 65)
Chicago, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Electa Trowbridge (?-1870) (his death)
Children7
ResidenceChicago, Illinois

Sherman was born on September 18, 1805 in Newton, Connecticut. He was a brick manufacturer and made the bricks for Archibald Clybourne's mansion. In July 1835, he was elected a village trustee. In 1837, he opened the City Hotel, later the Sherman House. He continued to work as a contractor and builder, eventually serving as mayor of Chicago three times.

His son, Francis Trowbridge Sherman, was a brigadier general in the Union Army during the Civil War.

Sherman died on November 7, 1870 in Chicago, Illinois, aged 65.

He was married to Electa Trowbridge in Danbury, Connecticut before moving here in Chicago. They had seven children.

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