Francis Cornwall Sherman

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Francis Cornwall Sherman
5th Mayor of Chicago
In office
1841–1842
Preceded by Alexander Loyd
Succeeded by Benjamin Wright Raymond
23rd Mayor of Chicago
In office
1862–1865
Preceded by Julian Sidney Rumsey
Succeeded by John Blake Rice
Personal details
Born September 18, 1805(1805-09-18)
Newtown, Connecticut
Died November 7, 1870(1870-11-07) (aged 65)
Chicago, Illinois
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Electa Trowbridge (?-1870) (his death)
Children 7
Residence Chicago, Illinois

Francis Cornwall Sherman (September 18, 1805 – November 7, 1870) served as Mayor of Chicago two terms (1841–1842, 1862–1865) for the Democratic Party.

Sherman was born on September 18, 1805 in Newton, Connecticut. He was a brick manufacturer and made the bricks for Archibald Clybourne's mansion. In July 1835, he was elected a village trustee. In 1837, he opened the City Hotel, later the Sherman House. He continued to work as a contractor and builder, eventually serving as mayor of Chicago three times.

His son, Francis Trowbridge Sherman, was a brigadier general in the Union Army during the Civil War.

Sherman died on November 7, 1870 in Chicago, Illinois, aged 65.

He was married to Electa Trowbridge in Danbury, Connecticut before moving here in Chicago. They had seven children.

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