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Isaac R. SHERWOOD

(1835-1925)

SHERWOOD, Isaac R., a Representative from Ohio; born in Stanford, Dutchess County, N.Y., August 13, 1835; attended the common schools, the Hudson River Institute, Claverack, N.Y., Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, and the Ohio Law College, Poland, Ohio; editor of the Williams County Gazette, Bryan, Ohio, in 1857; elected probate judge of Williams County in October 1860; resigned at the beginning of the Civil War and enlisted April 22, 1861, as a private in the Fourteenth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and promoted through the ranks to lieutenant colonel; honorably mustered out June 27, 1865; settled in Toledo, Ohio, and was editor of the Toledo Daily Commercial; political editorial writer on the Cleveland Leader; secretary of state of Ohio in 1868 and 1870; organized and established the Bureau of Statistics of the State of Ohio in 1869; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; proprietor and editor of the Toledo Journal 1875-1884; elected probate judge of Lucas County in 1878 and 1881; editor of the Canton News-Democrat 1885-1895; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1921); chairman, Committee on Invalid Pensions (Sixty-second through Sixty-fifth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; again elected to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1925); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; retired from public life and returned to Toledo, Ohio, where he died October 15, 1925; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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

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