Contractor: E. M. Wolff & Co. of Mansfield, OH for Joseph Newall & Company
Material: Westerly Granite
Base: 18 ft x 8 ft
Approximate weight: 30 tons
Location: Mansfield Cemetery
About the Man: John Sherman was a Representative and a Senator from Ohio; he was born in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, on May 10, 1823. He was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1861 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Salmon P. Chase; reelected in 1866 and 1872 and served from March 21, 1861, until his resignation on March 8, 1877; chairman, Committee on Agriculture (1863-67), Committee on Finance (1863-65, 1867-77).