Sherman HOAR, Congress, MA (1860-1898)


HOAR, Sherman, (son of Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, grandson of Samuel Hoar, great-grandson of Roger Sherman, nephew of George Frisbie Hoar, and cousin of Rockwood Hoar), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Concord, Mass., July 30, 1860; attended the public schools and Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H.; was graduated from Harvard University in 1882 and from the law department of the university in 1884; president of the Young Menâs Democratic Club of Massachusetts in 1884; was admitted to the bar of Middlesex County in 1885 and commenced practice in Concord; trustee of Phillips Exeter Academy and director of the American Unitarian Association; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); United States district attorney for Massachusetts 1893-1897; director of the Massachusetts Volunteer Aid Association in the war with Spain and served in Army hospitals in the South; died in Concord, Mass., October 7, 1898; interment in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present