John Sherman (1823-1900), was a U.S. Congressman, 1855-61, a U.S. Senator, 1861-77 and again 1881-97, as well as the Secretary of the Treasury under President Hayes, 1877-81, and the Secretary of the State under President McKinley, 1897-98. John Sherman was the younger brother of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman of Civil War fame. John Sherman is noted for having introduced the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, 1879, in an effort to curb the monopolies of big businesses. He stated:
"I appreciate the Holy Bible as the highest gift of God to man, unless it be the 'unspeakable Gift' of Jesus Christ as the Saviour of the world. It is the Divine assurance that our life does not end with death, and it is the strongest incentive to honorable, charitable Christian deeds." - Stephen Abbott Northrop, D.D., A Cloud of Witnesses (Portland, OR: American Heritage Ministries, 1987), p. 409.