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Frank Dempster Sherman


Centurion, 1892–1916

Born 6 May 1860 in Peekskill, New York

Died 19 September 1916 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York

Proposed by Richard Watson Gilder and William Robert Ware

Elected 2 April 1892 at age thirty-one

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Frank Dempster Sherman was the head of the Department of Graphics of the School of Architecture at Columbia University. Besides his excellence as a teacher of this branch of architecture, Sherman had made a reputation in pure mathematics; and one may add that he was a noted genealogist. Yet his widest repute was as a poet. He had to his credit several volumes of entertaining verse, and a host of fugitive poems scattered through the magazines. Those of us who did not attend his courses at Columbia, and perhaps were not on easy terms with all his verse, still knew him as a delightful person, whose chance whimsicalities added to his friendly charm.

Henry Osborn Taylor
1917 Century Association Yearbook