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Physician; born at Martinsburg, Virginia (now West Virginia ), 21 November, 1817; died Baltimore, Maryland, 7 Ocbober, l885, son of Dr. Richard McSherry. He was educated at Georgetown College and at the University of Maryland, and received the degree of M.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in 1841. Being appointed assistant surgeon on the medical corps of the U.S. Army on 21 August 1838, he served under General Taylor in the Seminole War and resigned his commission on 30 April, l840. He married in 1842 a daughter of Robert Wilson of Baltimore. From 1843 to 1856 he served as assistant surgeon in the U.S. Navy, and after that practised medicine in Baltimore until 1883. He was the first president of the Baltimore Academy of Medicine, of which he was also one of the founders. Dr. McSherry contributed to medical journals, and was also the author of "El Puchero or a Mixed Dish from Mexico" (1850); "Essays" (1869), and "Health and How to Promote It" (1883).

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