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SHEARMAN, Thomas Gaskell (sher-man), lawyer, born in Birmingham, England, 25 November, 1834. He came with his parents to New York when he was nine years old, was educated privately, studied law, was admitted to the bar in Kings county in 1859, and became successful in practice in New York city. Since 1879 Mr. Shearman has been an active worker in the cause of free-trade. He was joint author of "Tillinghast and Shearman's Practice, Pleadings, and Forms " (New York, 1861-'5), and "Shearman and Redfield on Negligence" (1869), prepared for the commissioners of the code the whole of the " Book of Forms" (Albany, 1861), and most of that part of the civil code that relates to obligations, etc. (Albany, 1865), and has written numerous pamphlets on free-trade, protection, indirect taxation, and cognate subjects.
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