Alson Smith Sherman
Seventh Mayor of Chicago
Frank, S.B. Chicago: Memorable Events and the Mayors We’ve Had. S.B. Frank, 1894. SPE CCW 41/14
- Independent Democrat
- April 2, 1844
- Defeated Augustus Garrett (Democrat) and Henry Smith (Liberty)
- April 2, 1844: Inaugural Address not available
Term of Office
- April 21, 1811
- Barre, Vt.
- 1833: Married Miss Aurora Abbott, whom he survived by nearly 20 years and with whom he had 14 children
- Served as alderman and fire chief
- One of the city’s first icemen
- September 22, 1903
- Waukegan, Ill.
- Oakwood Cemetery, Waukegan, Ill.
- Andreas, A.T. History of Chicago: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time. A.T. Andreas, 1884–86.
- Chicago Daily Tribune, September 23, 1903, p. 5.
- Grossman, James R., Ann Durkin Keating and Janice L. Reiff, editors. Encyclopedia of Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 2004.
- Waller, C.L. “6 of the Oldest Cemeteries in Lake County.” Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.), August 24, 1998.