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Lawrence Y. Sherman, American senator. member Illinois House of Republican, 1897-1905, speaker of House, 1899-1901, 1901-1903; member Spanish Treaty Claims Commission, 1907, but declined; Member Republican National Committee, 1916-1924.; Mason.

Background

Sherman, Lawrence Y. was born on November 8, 1858 in Miami Company, Ohio, United States. Son of Nelson and Maria (Yates) Sherman.

Education

Removed with parents to Illinois, 1859. Education common schools, and Lees Academy, Coles County, Illinois. Bachelor of Laws, McKendree College, Illinois, 1882.

Career

1 daughter, Virginia. Pracjieed law at Macomb, Illinois, Springfield, Illinois, and Daytona Beach, Florida, 1882-1929. One of organizers First Atlantic National Bank of Daytona Beach, 1924, president, 1925, chairman of board, 1925-1927.

Merged with Atlantic National Bank of Jacksonville, 1930, of which was director until retirement, 1933. County judge McDonough Company, Illinois, 1886-1890. Member Illinois House of Republican, 1897-1905, speaker of House, 1899-1901, 1901-1903.

Lieutenant governor of Illinois, 1905-1909. Appointed member Spanish Treaty Claims Commission, 1907, but declined. President Board of Administration of State of Illinois, having control of 17 state charities, 1909-1913.

Elected United States senator, March 26, 1913, to fill unexpired term (1913-1915) of William Lorimer. Reëlected for term 1915-1921. $1.00 year man under Honorary Charles G. Dawes, director of the budget, in installation of that system.

Membership

Member Illinois House of Republican, 1897-1905, speaker of House, 1899-1901, 1901-1903. Member Spanish Treaty Claims Commission, 1907, but declined. Member Republican National Committee, 1916-1924.

Connections

Married Ella M. Crews, 1891 (died 1893). Married second, Estelle Spitler, March 4, 1908 (died 1910).

father:
Nelson Sherman

mother:
Maria (Yates) Sherman

spouses:
Ella M. Crews

Estelle Spitler