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  Roger Sherman Inn - History - inn, lodging, bed and breakfast, New Canaan, CT
Roger Sherman Inn - History - inn, lodging, bed and breakfast, New Canaan, CT The Inn is named for Roger Sherman whose niece, Martha Sherman, lived in the house from its building in 1783 until 1806.
Her father, the Reverend Josiah Sherman was a chaplain during the Revolutionary War.
Roger Sherman (see his portrait at upper left), a lawyer and delegate from Connecticut to the Continental Congress, had the distinction of being the only person to sign all four of these historical American documents:
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  Biography of Roger Sherman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Sherman was again a member; but of this day of clouds and darkness, when the storm which had long lowered, began to burst forth on every side, we can take no further notice than to mention, with gratitude and admiration, the firmness of those assembled sages who with courage, breasted themselves to the coming shock.
Sherman was conspicuous, and contributed, in no small degree, to the perfection of that constitution, under which the people of America have for more than forty years enjoyed as much civil liberty and political prosperity as is, probably, compatible with the lapsed condition of the human race.
Sherman took his seat and beside him placed one of his children, a small child, a child of his old age; the rest of the family were seated round the room; several of these were now grown up.
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 Roger Sherman
Roger Sherman was born at Newton, near Boston, on April 19, 1721.
Sherman was accepted to the Bar of Litchfield in 1754, and to represent New Milford in the General Assembly the following year.
In July of 1793, Roger Sherman died of typhoid at the age of 72.
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 Roger Sherman
Roger Sherman, born in Newton, Massachusetts, on April 19, 1721, exemplifies the self-made man. After attending the local "common" schools he was apprenticed as a cobbler, but he became a self-taught mathematician and scholar.
Respected by his contemporaries, Sherman was the only member of the Continental Congress who signed all four of the great state papers: the Association of 1774, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution.
Roger Sherman died on July 23, 1793, and is buried in New Haven.
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 Roger Sherman - LoveToKnow 1911
ROGER SHERMAN (1721-1793), American political leader, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born at Newton, Massachusetts, on the 19th of April 1721 (O.S.).
Sherman was not a deep and original thinker like James Wilson, nor was he a brilliant leader like Alexander Hamilton; but owing to his conservative temperament, his sound judgment and his wide experience he was well qualified to lead the compromise cause in the convention of 1787.
Two of Sherman's grandsons, William M. Evarts and George F. Hoar, were prominent in the later history of the country.
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 Roger Sherman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Roger Sherman (April 19 (O.S.), April 30 (N.S.), 1721 – July 23, 1793), was the only person to have signed all four basic documents of American sovereignty: the Continental Association of 1774, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution.
Sherman had only informal schooling past grammar school and began his career as a shoedesigner but was blessed with the combination of an active thirst for learning, and access to a good library owned by his father as well as a Harvard educated parish minister, Rev. Samuel Dunbar, who took him under his wing.
Sherman was elected as a Representative to the First United States Congress, and then served as a Senator from 1791 until his death of typhoid in 1793 in New Haven, Connecticut at the age of seventy-two.
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 Roger Sherman
SHERMAN, Roger, signer of the Declaration of Independence, born in Newton, Massachusetts, 19 April, 1721 ; died in New Haven, Connecticut, 23 July, 1793.
Sherman supported its reference to a committee, and was successful in his efforts, though he was strongly opposed.
Sherman was twice married, and among his descendants are Senators William M. Evarts and George F. Hoar.--His nephew, Roger Minor, lawyer, born in Woburn, Massachusetts, 22 May, 1773; died in Fairfield, Connecticut, 30 December, 1844, was graduated at Yale in 1792, and served as tutor there during 1795.
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 Roger Sherman
Sherman was a descendant of Captain John Sherman, who settled in Massachusetts in 1636, and the son of a Newton cobbler.
Elected to serve his community in the colonial legislature (1755-61), Sherman was also justice of the peace for Litchfield County, county judge (1759), and commissary for Connecticut troops (1759), charged with organizing supplies for the militia during the decisive campaign of the French and Indian War.
Sherman joined the fight for ratification of the new Constitution in Connecticut, enlisting support in a series of open letters in the New Haven Gazette entitled "To the People of Connecticut from A Countryman." He stepped down as a judge on Connecticut's superior court to serve as a representative in the First U.S. Congress (1789-91).
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 ROGERSHERMAN
Roger Sherman attended the Continental Congress from 1774 until 1781, and once more from 1783 until 1784.
Sherman was additionally involved in decisions dealing with Indian policy, national finance, and military issues.
Toward the end of his life, Sherman sat in Congress as both a member of the House of Representatives from 1789 to 1791, and of the Senate, from 1791 to 1793.
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 America's Christian Heritage Studies: Who Was...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Roger Sherman was born on April 19th, 1721 in Newton, Massachusetts.
Roger Sherman was also on the committee that came up with the wording of the First Amendment.
Roger Sherman was a very solid Christian man. He joined the Congregational Church in 1742 and faithfully served as deacon, clerk and treasurer.
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 Guide to the Roger Minott Sherman Papers : Finding Aid
Roger Minott Sherman, a member of the Yale College class of 1791, was born in Woburn, Massachusetts, on May 22, 1773.
He was the youngest of six children of the Rev. Josiah Sherman (Princeton College 1754), of that town, who was a brother of the distinguished Roger Sherman; and his mother was Martha, daughter of the Hon.
Sherman's will, made in pursuance of her husband's, bequeathed their homestead (which was, when built, the finest home in town), with an endowment fund to the First Ecclesiastical Society of Fairfield.
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 Roger Sherman
Sherman was apprenticed early to a shoemaker and at the age of nineteen, his father died and he became the principal care taker and financial supporter of his large family.
Sherman prospered and assumed leadership in the community, and in 1759 he was made one of the judges of common pleas in Litchfield county.
Roger Sherman is the only American to sign four important historical documents: The Continental Association of 1774; The Declaration of Independence; The Articles of Confederation; and The Federal Constitution.
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 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Biographies: Roger Sherman
In 1723, when Sherman was 2 years of age, his family relocated from his Newton, MA, birthplace to Dorchester (present Stoughton).
While in Congress, Sherman remained active in state and local politics, continuing to hold the office of judge of the Connecticut Superior Court, as well as membership on the council of safety (1777-79).
Sherman concluded his career by serving in the U.S. House of Representatives (1789-91) and Senate (1791-93), where he espoused the Federalist cause.
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 Sherman, Roger - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Sherman was a U.S. Representative (1789-91) and U.S. Senator (1791-93).
Sherman's great compromise: Roger Sherman's brilliant proposal saved the 1787 Constitutional Convention from a hopeless deadlock and safeguarded against centralization of power at the federal level.(History--Greatness Of The Founders)
Profile: the "queerest" conclusions: the theater of Stuart Sherman.
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 Colonial Hall: Biography of Roger Sherman, Page 1
Roger Sherman, the subject of the present memoir, was a native of Newton, Massachusetts, where he was born on the 19th of April, 1721.
Sherman, whose name was William, was a respectable farmer, but from his moderate circumstances was unable to give his son the advantages of an education, beyond those which were furnished by a parochial school.
Sherman died in the year 1741, leaving his family, which was quite numerous, in circumstances of dependence.
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 SHERMAN, Roger - Biographical Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Dictionary of American Biography; Rommel, John G. Connecticut’s Yankee Patriot: Roger Sheman.
Roger Sherman’s Connecticut: Yankee Politics and the American Revolution.
Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1971; Gerbr, Scott D. “Roger Sherman and the Bill of Rights.” Polity 28 (Summer 1996): 521-540.
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 Roger Sherman - MSN Encarta
Roger Sherman (1721-1793), American jurist and statesman, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, born in Newton, Massachusetts.
He was a member of the Continental Congress and served on the Committee of Five appointed to prepare a draft of the Declaration of Independence.
Sherman also helped write the Articles of Confederation.
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 Roger Sherman - Maine House Republicans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Roger Sherman represents District 8 — Amity, Hodgdon, Houlton, Orient and Cary Plantation -- in the Maine State Legislature.
Sherman is in his fourth therm and is the ranking Republican on the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary.
Sherman is a retired teacher and farmer who did undergraduate studies at
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 National Park Service - Signers of the Declaration (Roger Sherman)
Residence of Roger Sherman, in New Haven, Conn., from 1768 until his death in 1793.
While in Congress, Sherman remained active in State and local politics, continuing to hold the office of judge of the Connecticut Superior Court, as well as membership on the council of safety.
Sherman capped his career by serving as U.S. Representative (1789-91) and Senator (1791-93), espousing the Federalist cause.
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 Roger Sherman Writings and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In 1761, Sherman abandoned his law practice, and moved to New Haven, CT. There, he managed two stores, one that catered to Yale students, and another in nearby Wallingford.
Sherman was a longtime and influential member of the Continental Congress (1774-81 and 1783-84).
He won membership on the committees that drafted the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation, as well as those concerned with Indian affairs, national finances, and military matters.
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 Roger Minott Sherman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In February, 1795, he was elected a tutor at Yale College, and on March 12 began his duties succeeding James Gould, of the Class of 1791, in the instruction of the sophomore (2nd year) class, and at the same time continuing the study of law with the Roger Sherman's son-in-law, Honorable Simeon Baldwin (Yale 1781).
Sherman's will, made in pursuance of her husband's, bequeathed their homestead (which was when built first built, the finest home in town), with an endowment fund to the First Ecclesiastical Society of Fairfield.
Sherman's rank as a lawyer was among the very first in the country, --to be compared with that of Jeremiah Mason and Daniel Webster.
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 Roger Sherman Chapter, Connecticut DAR
Roger Sherman gave to his country during the Revolutionary period and the
Roger Sherman was born in Newton, MA, April 9, 1721, and
Roger Sherman Chapter was the ninth chapter of the DAR to be founded in
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 A CAVEAT AGAINST INJUSTICE by Judge Roger Sherman
Sherman's position was that Battle's pleas was insufficient in English Common Law, big L, under which paper currency could not pay a debt unless specifically provided for in a contract.
You could have sat down with Sherman at the close of the Convention and asked him what the purpose of Article 1 Section 10 Paragraph 1 was and he would have handed you a copy of this little book.
Roger Sherman was to live to legislate the "Acts of Assembly" that ordered them to the contrary.
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 Roger Sherman Inn - New Canaan, Connecticut - BBOnline.com / Introduction
he Inn is named for Roger Sherman, whose niece, Martha Sherman, lived in the house from its building in 1783 until 1806.
Her father, the Reverend Josiah Sherman was a chaplain during the Revolutionary War.
Roger Sherman was a lawyer and delegate from Connecticut to the Continental Congress and had the distinction of being the only person to sign all four of these historical American documents: The Association (1774), Declaration of Independence (1776), Articles of Confederation (1777), and Constitution of the United States.
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