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US Vice President Sherman Lies In State In New York

US vice president James S Sherman died in office less than a week before the US presidential elections where he hope to be re-elected as vice president.


On November 2, 1912 James S Sherman’s casket was placed to lie in state in the rotunda of the Utica Courthouse, Utica, New York where as many as 5,000 mourners filed by and 25,000 others paid their respects outside in the streets. The Army-Holy Cross football game at West Point was canceled due to the vice president’s death. President William Howard Taft summed up the nation’s feelings when he said: “Those who knew him loved him; those who knew the services he rendered to his country respected him.”

Mourners pay respect to vice president James Sherman
Utica, New York
November 2, 1912

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