James Schoolcraft Sherman
At Genesee and Burstone Road is the life-size bronze figure of James Schoolcraft Sherman and was erected by the Sherman Memorial Committee in 1923. A Hamilton College graduate and member of the Society of Sigma Phi, Sherman was mayor of Utica in 1884 and a member of Congress from 1887 to 1891 and again from 1893 to 1909. In 1908 he was elected Vice President under William Howard Taft. He was nominated for a second term but died before the November election and was replaced on the ticket by Nicholas Murray Butler.
The monument sculptor was George Thomas Brewster. Brewster, like many American sculptors of his generation had studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, earned a considerable reputation for figurative sculpture. The statue of Thomas Redfield Proctor at the Parkway edge of Roscoe Conkling Park, and the statue of Alexander Hamilton at Hamilton College are also works by Brewster.