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December 10, 2010



RE Sherman was not mayor in '63 - it was either Raplh Seitsinger or Judson Williams. Sherman was mayor in the '30s.

Trish Long

Thanks for noticing and you are right I should have typed 1936. Ralph Seitsinger was mayor 1961-63 and Judson F. Williams 1963-69

Peter G. Sherman

I read the article about Mayor R. E. Sherman. My name is Peter Sherman and Mayor Sherman was my Grandfather. I didn't know a lot about him, but I've read bits, and pieces about him and some of the great things he did for El Paso and it's citizens while in office, and not in office. I was told that he, and his staff and supporters were very instrumental in trying to keep El Paso from being affected from the devistation and ruin that a lot of other cities throughout the United States were subjected to. I was hoping if you could find out anything else of interest that my Grand Father was involved in throughout his life in El Paso? If you do find any information about him would you please publish it. I'm sure I'm biased but I've heard that Mr. Sherman did many good things for the betterment of El Paso, as did my father, Mr. Ray E. Sherman Jr., who started working for El Paso Natural Gas Co., on the pipeline, and spent his whole life working for EPNG, eventually becoming an Executve Vice President with them, and was instrumental in putting together the Company's retirement, and pension plan, which is still in place today.
Thank You, Peter G. Sherman

Trish Long

Thanks Peter, I will find something more on your grandfather.

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Trish Long is the El Paso Times’ archivist and spends her time in the morgue, where the newspaper keeps its old clippings and photos. View this blog at its new home at http://blogs.elpasotimes.com/morgue/
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