SCHERMERHORN, Simon Jacob, (1827 - 1901)


"The House of Representatives of the Fifty Third Congress" (detail), The Graphic Chicago, 1893, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

SCHERMERHORN, Simon Jacob, a Representative from New York; born in Rotterdam, Schenectady County, N.Y., September 25, 1827; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; supervisor of the town of Rotterdam in 1856; served two terms as school commissioner; member of the State assembly in 1862 and 1865; a director and trustee in local banks; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); was not a candidate for renomination in 1894; retired to his farm in Rotterdam, N.Y., and died there July 21, 1901; interment in Viewland Cemetery.