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Thomas Ewing Sherman

Born: Oct 12, 1856

Death: Apr 29, 1933

Birthplace: San Francisco

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Thomas Ewing Sherman

Date of Birth : Oct 12, 1856
Date of Death : Apr 29, 1933
Birth Place : San Francisco

Fr. Thomas Ewing Sherman, S.J. was an American lawyer, educator, and Catholic priest. He was the fourth child and second son of Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman and his wife Ellen Ewing Sherman. Tom Sherman, as he was commonly known, was named after his maternal grandfather Thomas Ewing, a U.S. Senator and cabinet secretary. Tom was born in San Francisco, California, while his father worked there as a bank executive. His mother, Ellen, was of Irish ancestry on her mother's side and devoutly Catholic. During the American Civil War, Tom's father rose to become the second highest ranking general in the United States Army. When his superior, Ulysses S. Grant, became President of the United States, William Tecumseh Sherman was appointed commanding general of the army. Tom attended the preparatory department of Georgetown College and graduated with a B.A. degree from that institution in 1874. He then entered Yale University's Sheffield Scientific School as a graduate student in English literature. He received a law degree from Washington University in St.


  • Lawyer
  • Minister of religion

Also known as

  • Tom Sherman


  • William Tecumseh Sherman
  • Ellen Ewing Sherman
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