Roger Sherman
American politician
Roger Sherman
Roger Sherman was an early American lawyer and politician, as well as a founding father. He served as the first mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, and served on the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence, and was also a representative and senator in the new republic. He was the only person to sign all four great state papers of the U.S.
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Meriden schools rent trailer to save food - Meriden Record-Journal
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Five of the elementary schools- John Barry, Israel Putnam, Casimir Pulaski, Roger Sherman and Thomas Hooker - lost power. But because of the trailer, the food for those schools was kept fresh throughout the storm and until electricity was restored
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7th Annual Constitution Day with speaker Martha Dean - Connectcut Plus
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Constitutional cases that she has handled include the recent Roger Sherman Liberty Center challenge to the state budget under the state constitution's balanced budget amendment, and a consumer challenge to contracts affecting a forced waiver of the
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Quick Thinking Saved Thousands of Dollars in School Food - Patch.com
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In the end, the approximately 50-foot trailer was big enough to hold the contents of the freezers of Roger Sherman, Israel Putnam, Casimir Pulaski, John Barry, and Thomas Hooker, which each lost power during the storms Sunday. Maintenance staff at the
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Irene Brings Floods, Damages Homes in Fairfield - The Daily Fairfield
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Some drivers try to maneuver through flooded areas, such as this curve behind Roger Sherman School. Many try to travel through the waters along Fairfield Beach Road on Sunday, but police closed off the worst-hit areas. Even into Sunday evening,
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Former GenRe offices to undergo $30 million renovation - Ct Post
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600 Steamboat Road as seen from Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, Tuesday afternoon. Aug. 23, 2011. Greenwich Harbor is in the foreground. Photo: Bob Luckey / Greenwich Time | Buy This Photo Neighbors of the former headquarters of General
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Next Week, It's Back to Reading, Writing and…Radishes? - Patch.com
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Piloted at Roger Sherman Elementary last year, FFVP had children there relishing radishes—and lots of other surprising produce as well. “I never thought I'd see the day when the majority of my students happily tried radishes, snap peas and/or broccoli
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16th SPCS breaks ground for new global capability - Sourdough Sentinel
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Roger Sherman, the 16th SPCS commander, Lt. Col. Bob Claude, the 380th SPCS commander, members of the Air Force Space Command capability team, and members from the Space and Missile Center attended the ground breaking. According to Sherman, the Hawaii
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Children Fight "Learning Loss" with Summer Program at Roger Sherman - Patch.com
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The 9-year-old has already spent the last three weeks at Roger Sherman Elementary School, working on math, science, and reading activities along with games and field trips as part of a Meriden Children First pilot enrichment program called "Summer at
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Learning all year at Meriden's Roger Sherman School - Meriden Record-Journal
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Keith Brady, 10, right, stacks blocks as brother Kevin, 7, looks on during a free summer enrichment program offered at Roger Sherman School in Meriden Thursday August 18, 2011. MERIDEN - The classroom was buzzing with the sounds of children laughing
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Where are our lawmakers? - Bakersfield Californian
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In her July 31 column, "A look at some bad bills that passed that I opposed," she quoted Founding Father Roger Sherman: "Representatives ought to return home and mix with the people." Grove, like state Sen. Jean Fuller, has been in recess from
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Glass House marks 5th year with feast - Stamford Times
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Baker Mark Furstenberg provided mouth-watering cookies for dessert, which were baked just hours before the event in The Roger Sherman Inn kitchen, and Theo Chocolate and Peet's Coffee & Tea completed the tour de force. Echoing the sustainability theme,
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New Promises to Children: Campaign Kicks Off in Idaho - Public News Service
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Idaho Children's Trust Fund/Prevent Child Abuse Idaho executive director Roger Sherman says there's no one solution to make good on the promises. "We're really in position to be able to start talking about: what's my role with my neighbor?
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Two honored for volunteerism - NCAdvertiser.com (blog)
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The volunteers of Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County were honored recently at an awards ceremony and luncheon at the Roger Sherman Inn. Five volunteers were singled out and received special recognition for their outstanding commitment,
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The Dish: Katherine Heigl noshes at Ginger Man - Greenwich Time
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Photo: ST, Astrid Stawiarz / 2008 Getty Images Actor and Darien native Topher Grace was seen dancing to Billy and The Showmen July 13 at the Wednesday Night Concert Series in Greenwich's Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. Grace stars in the Robert De Niro
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SEEN: Shakespeare on the Sound - Greenwich Citizen
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Shakespeare on the Sound production of Much Ado About Nothing at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park Photo: Anne W. Semmes / CT Shakespeare on the Sound production of Much Ado About Nothing at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park Photo: Anne W. Semmes / CT Shakespeare on
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Only 1 Bid on $2.2M Sherman School Renovation Comes Within Budget - Patch.com
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The town's Purchasing Department opened bids Wednesday for the $2.2 million renovation and expansion of Roger Sherman School, and only one bid came in within the project's budget
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Connecticut's Five Signers of the Declaration of Independence - Patch.com
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Roger Sherman was one of five men from Connecticut that played a role in leading the nation toward independence. By Philip R. Devlin | Email the author | July 4, 2011 Connecticut sent four delegates to the Second Continental Congress: Samuel Huntington ... -
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Roger Sherman
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1793
    Age 71
    Sherman died in his sleep on July 23, 1793 after a two-month illness diagnosed as typhoid fever.
    More Details Hide Details The Gazette of the United States (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Aug. 17, 1793, p. 508, reported an alternate diagnosis, "He was taken ill about the middle of May last, and from that time declined till his death. His physician supposed his disorder to be seated in his liver." He was buried in New Haven Green. In 1821, when that cemetery was relocated, his remains were moved to the Grove Street Cemetery. Several of Roger Sherman's descendants achieved prominence. A son, Roger Sherman, Jr. (1768–1856), a 1787 graduate of Yale College served in the Connecticut General Assembly in 1810–1811. A daughter, Rebecca Sherman, was married to Simeon Baldwin, whose career included service in the United States Congress (1803–1806), as an Associate Judge of the Connecticut Superior Court, 1806–1817, and who became Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut in 1826. Following the death of Rebecca Sherman, Baldwin married another of Roger Sherman's daughters, Elizabeth Sherman Burr. Another daughter, Sarah Sherman, married Samuel Hoar, who was a member of the Massachusetts state legislature and the U.S. Congress. Sherman's daughter Martha was married to Jeremiah Day who was the President of Yale University from 1817 to 1846.
  • 1790
    Age 68
    In 1790 both Sherman and Richard Law were appointed to revise the confused and archaic Connecticut statutes, which they accomplished.
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  • 1784
    Age 62
    In 1784 he was elected Mayor of New Haven, which office he held until his death.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1776
    Age 54
    During February 1776, Sherman, George Wythe, and John Adams were members of a committee responsible for establishing guidelines for U.S. embassy officials in Canada with the committee instructions that included, "You are to declare that we hold sacred the rights of conscience, and may promise to the whole people, solemnly in our name, the free and undisturbed exercise of their religion.
    More Details Hide Details And that all civil rights and the rights to hold office were to be extended to persons of any Christian denomination."
  • FORTIES
  • 1766
    Age 44
    Sherman served as Justice of the Superior Court of Connecticut from 1766 to 1789, when he left to become a member of the United States Congress.
    More Details Hide Details Sherman was also appointed treasurer of Yale College, and awarded an honorary Master of Arts degree. He was a professor of religion for many years, and engaged in lengthy correspondences with some of the theologians of the time.
    During 1766, Sherman was first elected to the Governor's Council of the Connecticut General Assembly, where he served until 1785.
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  • 1763
    Age 41
    Roger married Rebecca (also spelled Rebekah) Prescott 12 May 1763.
    More Details Hide Details She was born 20 May 1742 in Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts. Roger and Rebecca had eight children, Rebecca; married Baldwin, Elizabeth; married same Baldwin, Roger, Mehitabel (1st), Mehitabel (2nd); Married Evarts, Oliver, Martha; married Jeremiah Day, and Sarah; married Hoar. The first Mehitabel and Oliver died in infancy. Rebecca died August 1814. A son, Roger Sherman, Jr. (1768–1856), a 1787 graduate of Yale College served in the Connecticut General Assembly in 1810–1811. A daughter, Rebecca Sherman, was married to Simeon Baldwin, whose career included service in the United States Congress (1803–1806), as an Associate Judge of the Connecticut Superior Court, 1806–1817, and who became Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut in 1826. Following the death of Rebecca Sherman, Baldwin married another of Roger Sherman's daughters, Elizabeth Sherman Burr. Another daughter, Sarah Sherman, married Samuel Hoar, who was a member of the Massachusetts state legislature and the U.S. Congress. Sherman's daughter Martha was married to Jeremiah Day who was the President of Yale University from 1817-1846.
  • 1762
    Age 40
    Sherman was appointed justice of the peace in 1762 and judge of the court of common pleas in 1765.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1754
    Age 32
    Despite the fact that Sherman had no formal legal training, he was urged to read for the bar exam by a local lawyer and was admitted to the Bar of Litchfield, Connecticut in 1754, during which he wrote A Caveat Against Injustice and was chosen to represent New Milford in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1755 to 1758 and from 1760 to 1761.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1745
    Age 23
    Due to his mathematical skill he became county surveyor of New Haven County in 1745, and began providing astronomical calculations for almanacs in 1759. Roger Sherman was married two times and had a total of fifteen children with thirteen reaching adulthood. Roger married Elizabeth 17 Nov 1749.
    More Details Hide Details She was born 31 Aug 1726 in Stoughton, her father was Deacon Joseph Hartwell (born 11 Aug 1698, died 6 Feb 1786) and her mother was Mary Hartwell, (née Tolman) who was born 4 Oct 1697 and died 10 Nov 1782. Roger and Elizabeth were married by Samuel Dunbar and they had seven children. Elizabeth died 19 Oct 1760.
  • 1743
    Age 21
    In 1743, due to his father's death, Sherman moved (on foot) with his mother and siblings to New Milford, Connecticut, where in partnership with his brother William (wife Ruth), he opened the town's first store.
    More Details Hide Details He very quickly introduced himself in civil and religious affairs, rapidly becoming one of the town's leading citizens and eventually town clerk of New Milford.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1721
    Born
    Born on April 19, 1721.
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