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Isaac R. Sherwood portrait
Description: Isaac R. Sherwood was born in Stanford, New York, on August 13, 1835. He studied law at the Ohio Law College in Poland, Ohio. After finishing school, Sherwood became the editor of the Williams County Gazette in Bryan, Ohio, in 1857. Sherwood resigned from his position as judge and enlisted as a private in the Fourteenth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He served throughout the war, ultimately being promoted to lieutenant colonel. After the war, he was elected as Secretary of State of Ohio in 1868 and again in 1870. Sherwood successfully ran for the United States House of Representative in 1872 and served one term. As a Democrat, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1906. Sherwood served for seven straight terms in Congress until he failed to win reelection in 1920. When World War I began, he refused to support the United States declaration of war and refused to vote in favor of the draft. At various points in his life he owned or edited newspapers across the state including the Toledo "Daily Commercial" and "News-Democrat." He died on October 15, 1925 in Toledo. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04085
Subjects: Toledo (Ohio); Ohio History--State and Local Government; Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regimental histories; Newspapers
Places: Bryan (Ohio); Williams County (Ohio); Toledo (Ohio); Lucas County (Ohio)