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Clarence Osborne Sherrill

civil engineer.

Clarence Osborne Sherrill, American civil engineer. Served in Philippine Insurrection, 1901-1903; Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce (honorary life.


Sherrill, Clarence Osborne was born on May 24, 1876 in Newton, North Carolina, United States. Son of Miles Osborne and Sarah Rosanna (Bost) Sherrill.


Student Trinity College (Duke U.), 1895-1897. Honor graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1901, Army School of Line, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1906. Graduated from Army War College, 1907.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, Corps Engineers, United States Army, February 18, 1901. Advanced through grades to colonel, Engineers, N.A., August 5, 1917. Lieutenant colonel, United States Army, July 1, 1920.

Resigned, December 31, 1925. Colonel United States Engineer Reserve Corps, 1926-1949. Colonel Honorary Reserve United States Army since 1950.

City manager, Cincinnati, 1926-1930 and 1937-1944. Now retired. Vice president Kroger Grocery & Baking Company, 1930-1935. President American Retail Federation, 1935-1937.


  • Author: Military Map Reading, 1910. Topographical Surveying, 1910. Rapid Sketching, 1910.


Since a human being is the central factor in the plan of salvation, the Gospel must be taught, understood and accepted by him.


The state should not use its authority to promote any particular religious belief. It should allow people practice their own religious convictions.


Christians with different interpretations of the Bible should be engaged in discussions about the ways the Bible can be applied to major world issues.


Served in Philippine Insurrection, 1901-1903. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce (honorary life. Clubs: Commonwealth, Cincinnati Country, Engineers (Cincinnati).


Married Geraldine Caldwell Taylor, November 30, 1905. Children: Clarence Caldwell, Minnie Elizabeth.

Miles Osborne Sherrill

Sarah Rosanna (Bost) Sherrill

Geraldine Caldwell Taylor

Clarence Caldwell Sherrill

Minnie Elizabeth Sherrill