Markman, Sherwin J., 1929-


Markman, Sherwin J., 1929-


Bio: Sherwin Markman was born in Des Moines, Iowa on January 19, 1929. He earned his B.A. Magna Cum Laude from State University of Iowa in 1949 and his J.D. from Yale University Law School in 1952. Markman served as the state president of the Young Democrats of Iowa between 1955 and 1957 and state executive director for Governor Adlai Stevenson's Presidential Campaign in 1956.

In May 1965, Markman became deputy director of the Congressional Liaison Office at the Agency for International Development (AID) under the Department of State. He held this position until January 1966, when he began his position as assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson. At the White House, he worked primarily under Marvin Watson as a congressional liaison to the House of Representatives.


Sherwin Markman. Meeting, Cabinet Room, White House, Washington DC, 10/12/1967. Photo # 6944-9 by Frank Wolfe. White House Photo Office collection, LBJ Presidential Library, public domain.


LBJ Connection: Assistant to the President, 1966-1968