Sherman Everett Burroughs

Sherman Everett Burroughs (February 6, 1870 – January 27, 1923) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New Hampshire.

Sherman Everett Burroughs
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 1st district
In office
May 29, 1917 – January 27, 1923
Preceded byCyrus A. Sulloway
Succeeded byWilliam Nathaniel Rogers
Member of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives For
Bow, New Hampshire
In office
Personal details
BornFebruary 6, 1870
Dunbarton, New Hampshire
DiedJanuary 27, 1923 (aged 52)
Washington, D.C.
Resting placePine Grove Cemetery, Manchester, New Hampshire
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Helen Sophie Phillips Burroughs
ChildrenSherman Everett Burroughs, Jr.
John Hamilton Burroughs
Robert Phillips Burroughs
Henry Baker Burroughs
Alma materDartmouth College
George Washington University

Early lifeEdit

Burroughs was born on February 6, 1870[1] in Dunbarton, New Hampshire. He attended the public schools, and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, in 1894.[1]


Burroughs was private secretary to Congressman Henry M. Baker from 1894 to 1897. He was graduated from the law school of Columbian College (now George Washington University), Washington, D.C., in 1896. He was admitted to the Washington, D.C. bar in 1896 and the New Hampshire bar in 1897.[1] Burroughs commenced practice in Manchester, New Hampshire, in 1897.[1]

A member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives representing Bow, New Hampshire Burroughs served in 1901 and 1902.[1] He was a member of the State board of charities and corrections, 1901–1907, and a member of the State board of equalization in 1909 and 1910.[2]

Elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth Congress in a special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Cyrus A. Sulloway, Burroughs was reelected to the two succeeding Congresses and served from (May 29, 1917 – January 27, 1923). He didn't run for reelection to the Sixty-eighth Congress in 1922, and died in office.


Burroughs died in Washington, D.C., on January 27, 1923 (age 52 years, 355 days), and is interred at Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester, Hillsburough County, New Hampshire, USA.

Family lifeEdit

Son of John H. Burroughs and Helen M. Baker, Burroughs married Helen Sophie Phillips[3] in 1898 and they had four sons, Sherman Everett Jr., John Hamilton, Robert Phillips Burroughs, and Henry Baker.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e Stinson, William H. (April 1902), Henry Harrison Metcalf (ed.), The Granite Monthly: A New Hampshire Magazine Devoted to History, Biography, Literature, and State Progress, Volume XXXII, no. 4, Concord, New Hampshire: The Granite Monthly Company, p. 232.
  2. ^ United States. Congress, Michael, W. H. Congressional Directory, Volume 67. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1922. p. 64. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Sherman Everett Burroughs". 1997-2014 Retrieved 4 July 2014.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Cyrus A. Sulloway
U.S. Representative for the 1st District of New Hampshire
May 29, 1917 – January 27, 1923
Succeeded by
William Nathaniel Rogers

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website