Samuel Sterling Sherman

Samuel Sterling Sherman (1815–1914), also known as S.S. Sherman, was an American educator. He was born in Vermont in 1815, educated at Middlebury College, and later was a tutor at the University of Alabama. He taught at Alabama, and served as sometimes librarian, with Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard and Basil Manly, Sr.. Sherman was a co-founder of Howard College in Marion, Alabama (now Samford University of Birmingham, Alabama). As president, he delivered an address to students at Howard College that was published in 1850.[1] Sherman later was founder of a preparatory school in Georgia. As the sectional tensions heightened, and secession loomed, Sherman moved his family to Wisconsin, where he had a second career as an educator.[2]


  1. ^ Sherman, S.S. (1850). The Bible a Classic: A Baccalaureate Address, Delivered at the Third Annual Commencement of Howard College, Marion, Ala., July 25th, 1850. M.D.J. Slade. p. 1. Retrieved 2015-09-07. See also Alfred L. Brophy, The Southern Scholar: Howard College Before the Civil War, Cumberland Law Review 46 (2015): 289-309 (discussing Sherman's address).
  2. ^ "Autobiography of Samuel Sterling Sherman, 1815-1910 (Chicago, 1910)". Retrieved 2015-09-07.