John C. Sherman is one of the noted cartographers of the world. He was born on 3rd May, 1916 in Toronto, Canada. From 1933 to 1934 he studied at the Flint Junior College located at Michigan. Later for further studies he joined the Michigan University where he received his Bachelors degree in Geography in 1937.
In 1944, John C. Sherman received his masters degree from Clark University situated at Worcester, Massachusetts and in 1974 he completed his Ph.D. from Washington University. After finishing his dissertation work he joined the university as an Assistant Professor. Later he became the Associate Professor in 1954 and a full-time professor in 1963. He became the chairman of the department from 1963 to 1973. In 1986, Sherman retired from the geography department.
John Sherman founded the program of modern cartography in the University. Sherman is still considered as one of the foremost full-time cartographers of all the Universities in America. He also remained as the greatest cartographers of the nation for more than three decades.
This American cartographer was a genius in creating tactile maps for blind people. His outstanding contribution to the world of cartography, John C. Sherman made him a celebrated cartographer of the world.