Sherrard Clemens (April 28, 1820 – June 30, 1881) was a nineteenth
century politician and lawyer from Virginia and Missouri.
Virginia (now West Virginia), Clemens was appointed a cadet to the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, but resigned after six months. He graduated from
Washington College in Washington, Pennsylvania and was admitted to the bar in 1843, commencing
practice in Wheeling.
He was elected a Democrat
to the United States House of
to fill a vacancy in 1852, serving until 1853.
Clemens was later elected back to the House in 1856, serving again
from 1857 to 1861. During the Civil
, he opposed succession. He was a member of the Virginia
in 1861 and afterwards resumed practicing law in
Wheeling. Clemens later moved to St. Louis,
Missouri and resumed practicing law until his death there on
June 30, 1881.
was interred in Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis.