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John Crocker SHERWIN

(1838-1904)

SHERWIN, John Crocker, a Representative from Illinois; born in Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., February 8, 1838; was educated in the common schools, Gouverneur Wesleyan Seminary in New York, and Lombard College, Galesburg, Ill.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; county clerk of Kane County, Ill.; served as city attorney of Aurora, Ill.; enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War in the Eighty-ninth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the war; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1883); was not a candidate for renomination in 1882; resumed the practice of law; died at Benton Harbor, Mich., January 1, 1904; interment in Spring Lake Cemetery, Aurora, Ill.

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

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