(July 30, 1860 – October 7, 1898), was an American lawyer, member of Congress
, and U.S. District Attorney
Life, political and legal career
Hoar graduated from Harvard University
in 1882 and Harvard Law School
in 1884. He was admitted to the bar of Middlesex County
in 1885 and commenced practice law in Concord, Massachusetts
He was a member of the Fifty-second U.S. Congress
, serving in the House of Representatives
from March 4, 1891 through March 3, 1893). He was a Democrat from a prominent family of Republican politicians; he became a Massachusetts Mugwump
leader as president of the Young Men’s Democratic Club of Massachusetts, 1884, during the presidential campaign for Democrat Grover Cleveland
. Hoar was U.S. district attorney
for Massachusetts, 1893-1897.
He was director of the Massachusetts Volunteer Aid Association
, during the Spanish-American
war and served in several US Army hospitals in the South.
Hoar was a great believer in public education
. He once said: "Our public school system
is what makes this Nation superior to all other Nations—not the Army
or the Navy
display . . . does not belong here.”Beato, Greg (2010-12-16) , Reason
Sherman Hoar came from a line of distinguished Massachusetts and New England politicians, lawyers and esteemed public servants.
- Sherman Hoar was the great-grandson of Roger Sherman, a signer of......