Biography of Maurice Sinclair Sherman

In the present-day development of the publicational plans of the Springfield “Union,” one of the foremost of the long established newspapers of Massachusetts and of New England, Maurice Sinclair Sherman, editor-in-chief of that journal, himself a successor to many editors who had already borne a notable share in the history of publicity in the Bay State, is a thoroughgoing interpreter of the value of the news and of the newspaper of to-day. That the “Union” continues in its robust and progressive pace with the demands of these times, as it ever has in other eras of its career, is due in a large degree to Mr. Sherman’s leadership.

Maurice Sinclair Sherman was born April 19, 1873, in Hanover, New Hampshire, a son of Frank Asbury and Lucy Rosette (Hurlbutt) Sherman; Frank Asbury Sherman, professor of mathematics at Dartmouth College, until his retirement in 1913, served in the Civil War with the 1st Maine Volunteers, and received his honorable discharge from the United States Army, March 7, 1865. He was wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg and lost an arm in the Battle of the Wilderness.

Mr. Sherman attended the high school at Hanover, and was graduated from Dartmouth College in the class of 1894 with the degree of Bachelor of Science. He began his newspaper career in Springfield as a reporter on the “Union” in July, 1894, served the paper in various capacities, and in 1913 was made editor-in-chief. He is a Republican in politics.

Fraternally, Mr. Sherman is affiliated with the Sons of the American Revolution, and Beta Theta Pi college fraternity. He is a member of the Springfield Fish and Game Association and the Nayasset, Realty, Springfield Automobile, and Republican clubs. His religious fellowship is with Faith Congregational Church, Springfield.

Maurice Sinclair Sherman married, April 15, 1905, at Rockville, Connecticut, Florine Adele Sunderland, daughter of James and Autheriene (Bilson) Sunderland; and they are the parents of Janet Lucile Sherman, born May 15, 1914.


Lockwood, John H. (John Hoyt); Bagg, Ernest Newton; Carson, Walter S. (Walter Scott); Riley, Herbert E. (Herbert Elihu); Boltwood, Edward; Clark, Will L. (Will Leach); Western Massachusetts A History 1636-1925; New York and Chicago: Lewis historical publishing company, inc., 1926

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