Monday, March 3, 2008

Richard Updike Sherman
Richard Updike Sherman (1819 - 1895) was a New York State politician and newspaper publisher/editor. He was also the father of U.S. Vice President James Schoolcraft Sherman.
Richard Sherman was:
Trustee, New Hartford Cotten Company - he restocked the lakes of the Adirondack Mountains area with fish; also protected the forests from unscrupulous lumber dealers

Editor, Oswego Daily Times & The Herkimer Journal (1844-46)
Owner/editor of Rochester Daily Evening Gazette (1847)
Co-owner/editor Utica Morning Herald (1847-82)
Brigadier general, New York State militia (1841-57)
Clerk, New York State Assembly (1851-57)
New York Assemblyman, 1st District of Oneida County 1857/1875-1876
Delegate,New York State Constitutional Covention (1867)
Assistant clerk, U.S. House of Representatives (1870)
Secretary, New York State Fish and Game Commission (1879-1890)

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