Socrates Norton SHERMAN, Congress, NY (1801-1873)


SHERMAN, Socrates Norton, a Representative from New York; born in Barre, Washington County, Vt., July 22, 1801; attended the grade schools and high school; studied medicine and was graduated from Mount Castleton Medical College in 1824; moved to Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., in 1825 and engaged in the practice of medicine; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1862; during the Civil War was mustered into the service as major and surgeon of the Thirty-fourth Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered out October 7, 1865, as brevet lieutenant colonel, United States Volunteers; resumed the practice of medicine at Ogdensburg, N.Y., where he died February 1, 1873; interment in Ogdensburg Cemetery.

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