Biography of Gerald F. G. Herman
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GERALD FITZ GERALD HERMAN, superintendent mine department, Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company, was born at Milton, Ulster County, N. Y., November 9, 1871. His parents were John and Elizabeth Hallock Sherman. In 1883 Mr. Sherman's parents removed to Boise City, Idaho, where his father was engaged in irrigation work, and there he attended the public schools for several years. In 1887 he went to Butte, Montana, for a year as rodman of construction party of the Montana Union Railway engaged in building extensions and spurs to the various mines. For a year or two after that he was engaged at intervals as instrument man on various irrigation surveys, including six months as level man on the irrigation branch of the U. S. Geological Survey. From 1890 to 1891 he attended the School of Mines at Columbia University, and in the latter year was graduated as Civil Engineer. He then served one year as Assistant Engineer on the construction of the Owyhee Land & Irrigating Company's canal in Owyhee County. Idaho, and from that time until April, 1896, was engaged in private practice, which included the gauging of streams for the U. S. Geological Survey in Western Idaho and Eastern Oregon. In the latter year he went to Grass Valley, California, where, for three and one half years he worked as clerk, assayer, mill superintendent, and assistant superintendent for the Original Empire Mill & Mining Company; and for the succeeding four and one half years was employed by the North Star Mines Company of the same district, most of the time as assistant superintendent. In 1904 he removed to Bisbee and entered the employ of the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company in immediate charge of the mines, and has since been promoted to his present position, in charge of their mine department. Mr. Sherman married Miss Lucy Huntoon.

From:
Who's Who in Arizona
Vol 1
Compiled and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona 1913


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