Francis Cornwall Sherman
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|Francis Cornwall Sherman|
|5th Mayor of Chicago|
|Preceded by||Alexander Loyd|
|Succeeded by||Benjamin Wright Raymond|
|23rd Mayor of Chicago|
|Preceded by||Julian Sidney Rumsey|
|Succeeded by||John Blake Rice|
September 18, 1805|
|Died||November 7, 1870
|Spouse(s)||Electa Trowbridge (?-1870) (his death)|
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.