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The nations twenty-seventh vice president during William Howard Tafts presidency was James Schoolcraft Sherman Being a member of the House of Representatives for almost two decades he stood firmly for the Republican Party as an influential role during the Progressive Era He was nicknamed Sunny Jim for his genial demeanor and civility and was the first Republican vice president to be renominated However he didnt live long enough to see the election day James was born in Utica New York on October 24 1855 His parents were Richard Updike Sherman and Mary Frances Schoolcraft Sherman They educated James in the Utica public schools and his advanced education took him towards Hamilton College in Utica Sherman was not a brilliant student but he was greatly distinguished as a debater by his professors and his peers He gained admission to the bar in 1880 then entered the Utica law firm of Cookinham Gibson and Sherman He remained here as a business adviser until 1907 He was moving on to politics His father sparked James interest in politics and chose to be a Republican against his fathers advice Shermans first political victory was his election as mayor of Utica in 1884 at the age of 29 making him the youngest mayor in the citys history He declined renomination as he was preparing to move into national politics Even without any outstanding achievements as mayor he managed to work his way into position for the Republican nomination for Congress in 1886 He defeated his opponent Thomas J Spriggs who held the office for two terms This congressional victory started him on a long successful career in national politics With only one election defeat in 1890 Sherman served in the House until selected as Tafts running mate in the 1908 election Meanwhile Shermans personal life was steadily progressing He married Carrie
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