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  Sherman, Lawrence Yates
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NameLawrence Yates Sherman
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Macomb, Illinois , United States
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Born November 08, 1858
DiedSeptember 15, 1939 (80 years)
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Infoborn near Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, November 8, 1858; moved with his parents to Illinois in 1859; attended the common schools, Lee's Academy in Coles County, and McKendree College, Lebanon, Ill.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced practice in Macomb, Ill.; city attorney 1885-1887; judge in McDonough County 1886-1890; member, State house of representatives 1897-1905, and served as speaker 1899-1903; lieutenant governor and ex officio president of the State senate 1905-1909; president of the State board of administration of public charities 1909-1913; continued the practice of law in Springfield, Ill.; elected on March 26, 1913 as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the unseating of William Lorimer; reelected in 1914 and served from March 26, 1913, to March 3, 1921; chairman, Committee on the District of Columbia (Sixty-sixth Congress); resumed the practice of law in Springfield, Ill.; moved to Daytona Beach, Fla., in 1924 and continued the practice of law; also engaged in the investment business; retired from active business pursuits in 1933; died in Daytona Beach, Fla., September 15, 1939; interment in Montrose Cemetery, Effingham County, Ill.


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