John C. Sherwin

John C. Sherwin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1879  March 3, 1883
Preceded by William Lathrop
Succeeded by George E. Adams
Personal details
Born (1838-02-08)February 8, 1838
Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York
Died January 1, 1904(1904-01-01) (aged 65)
Benton Harbor, Michigan
Political party Republican

John Crocker Sherwin (February 8, 1838 – January 1, 1904) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.


Born in Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York, Sherwin was educated in the common schools, Gouverneur Wesleyan Seminary in New York, and Lombard College, Galesburg, Illinois, where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced. County clerk of Kane County, Illinois. He served as city attorney of Aurora, Illinois. Enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War in the Eighty-ninth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the war.

Sherwin was elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1882. He resumed the practice of law. He died at Benton Harbor, Michigan, January 1, 1904. He was interred in Spring Lake Cemetery, Aurora, Illinois.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Lathrop
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
George E. Adams
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