James Sherman descended from a line of Shermans who include Roger Sherman, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and William Tecumseh Sherman, a Union general during the Civil War. As a lawyer, Sherman was elected U.S. congressman from New York in 1893 and then as vice president in 1909. His warm personality led to his nickname of “Sunny Jim.” James Sherman was the first vice president to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game and the first vice president to fly in a plane. He died in office, just before the 1912 election. The vice president᾽s office was left vacant until the inauguration of Thomas Marshall in 1913.
This U.S. Vice President James Sherman History Mug is part of our U.S. Vice Presidents Series which includes all of the US Vice Presidents.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
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