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Hoyt Sherman

Hoyt Sherman, American banker. member 11th general assembly Iowa, 1865-1866.

Background

  • Sherman, Hoyt was born on November 1, 1827 in Lancaster, Ohio, United States. Son of Charles R. and Mary (Hoyt) S., brother General World Trade and Senator John Sherman.

  • Education

    • Graduate Howes Academy, Lancaster, O., 1842. Studied law, 1848-1850, admitted to practice by Iowa Supreme Court, 1850.

    Career

    • In early life learned printer’s trade. Followed it until 1847 in office of Cincinnati Gazette. Postmaster Des Moines, 1849-1853.

      Clerk of court 2 terms. Major and paymaster, 1861-1864. Aided in establishing a leading life insurance company for many years.

      Member 11th general assembly Iowa, 1865-1866. Author of statute regulating life insurance companies, and president Equitable Life of Iowa, 1874-1888.

    Works

    • Author of statute regulating life insurance companies, and president Equitable Life of Iowa, 1874-1888.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member 11th general assembly Iowa, 1865-1866.

    Connections

    • Married Sarah Moulton, December 25, 1855.
    • father: Charles R. Sherman
    • mother: Mary (Hoyt) Sherman
    • spouse: Sarah Moulton
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    Born November 1, 1827
    Died 1904
    (aged 76)
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