John Sherman Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: May 10, 1823 in Lancaster, Ohio
Died: October 22, 1900 in Washington, District of Columbia
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Republican John Sherman (1823-1900), the younger brother of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman, served as Ohio Congressman from 1855-1861 and U.S. Senator from 1861-1877, when he became Secretary of the Treasury under President Hayes (1877-1881). He was then elected U.S. Senator in place of James A. Garfield, who had been elected President, and served from 1881-1897. Sherman was McKinley's Secretary of State from 1897 to April 25, 1898, resigning because of ill health the day Congress declared war on Spain. His name will forever be remembered as the author of the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890, the first major federal action to curb the power of the giant business monopolies.   

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