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Elijah Bernis Sherman Edit Profile

Elijah Bernis Sherman, master chancery United States Circuit Court. member Illinois legislature, 1876-1880.

Background

Sherman, Elijah Bernis was born on June 18, 1832 in Fairfield, Vermont, United States. Son of Elias Huntington and Clarissa (Wilmarth) Sherman.

Education

Graduate Middlebury College, 1860 (A.M. Bachelor of Laws, University Chicago, 1864. Doctor of Laws, Middlebury, 1885).

Principal Brandon Seminary, 1861-1862. Lieutenant 9th Vermont infantry, 1862-1863.

Career

Admitted to bar, Chicago, 1864. Member Illinois legislature, 1876-1880. Lieutenant colonel and judge advocate, 1st brigade, Illinois National Guard, 1877-1884.

Attorney for auditor of public accounts of Illinois, 1877-1889. Chief supervisor elections, Northern district Illinois, 1884-1895. Master chancery United States Circuit Court, from 1879.

Trustee Middlebury College, from 1892. Grand master of Illinois, I.O.O.F., 1874.

Membership

Member Illinois legislature, 1876-1880.

Connections

Married Hattie G. Lovering, 1866.

father:
Elias Huntington Sherman

mother:
Clarissa (Wilmarth) Sherman

spouse:
Hattie G. Lovering