The New International Encyclopædia/Shepard, Edward Morse

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SHEPARD, Edward Morse (1850—). An American lawyer and political leader, born in New York City. He graduated at the College of the City of New York in 1869, and entered the law office of Man & Parsons, with the latter of whom he afterwards formed a partnership. He took a deep interest in local politics, was appointed a civil service couunissioner, and was for some years counsel to the Rapid Transit Commission. In 1901 he was the candidate of Tammany Hall for Mayor of Greater New York, but was defeated by Seth Low, the Fusion candidate. He published a number of books and pamphlets, including: Martin Van Buren (1888), in the “American Statesmen Series;” The Democratic Party (1892); The Work of a Social Teacher (1884); and Dishonor in American Public Life (1882).