THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
based in Rome for five years in the politi-
In the course of his official duties in
Washington, D.C., in the late 1960s, Mr.
Sherman traveled overseas frequently
with President Lyndon Johnson and Vice
President Hubert Humphrey.
In 1981, Mr. Sherman was assigned to
the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in
New York where he served, with ambas-
sadorial rank, as deputy U.S. representa-
tive on the Security Council. In 1984 he
returned to Washington for a two-year
assignment as deputy assistant secretary
of State for East Asian and Pacific affairs.
The Japanese government conferred
an official decoration on Ambassador
Sherman in recognition of his myriad
contributions in fostering U.S.-Japan
understanding and friendship.
After retiring from the Foreign Service
in 1986, he served for eight years as dip-
lomat-in-residence at the Johns Hopkins
University School of Advanced Interna-
tional Studies, where he taught graduate
students, consulted for both private and
government organizations and wrote and
lectured on world affairs.
Colleagues cite Ambassador Sherman
as the finest Japan expert of his genera-
tion. Friends and family members fondly
remember his breadth of interests, flaw-
less memory and surpassing decency.
The latter, they recall, made a profound
impression on all who were privileged to
Amb. Sherman is survived by a
daughter, Courtney Simon of New York,
N.Y.; a son, Woodson Sherman of Char-
lottesville, Va.; a son, John Sherman of
Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren; and
Memorial contributions may be sent
to the Virginia Institute of Autism, Adult
Services, in Charlottesville, Va. (www.