Capitol Lens: In the Stands With Sunny Jim

Posted July 30, 2012 at 3:12pm

Seen here at a Washington Senators game, James S. Sherman was the 27th vice president of the United States, serving under William Howard Taft. A well-liked figure among his colleagues during his time in the House, Sherman was known all his life as “Sunny Jim.” In 1911, Sherman became the first VP to fly on a plane. He is also believed to be the first to throw out a ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Baseball game.