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Henry Richardson Shepley

Henry Richardson Shepley, American architect. Recipient Harleston Parker Medal, 1953; Chevalier of Legion of Honor, 1953; medal Officer Orange Nassau, Netherlands, 1961.


  • Shepley, Henry Richardson was born on May 1, 1887 in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States. Son of George Foster and Julia Hayden (Richardson) Shepley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University 1910, Arts D., 1957. Diplome, École des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1914.


    • Partner in the firm of Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson and Abbott. Member committee on design to the United States Treasury Department, 1935-1940, communications of Fine Arts, 1936-1940. Consultant architect Federal Works Administration 1940-1942.

      Member architectural advisory board to Department of State, 1954-1956. Member of advisory board to architect of the United States Capitol, 1956. Appointed, 1941, by War Department, chief zone architect, 1st Corps Area.


    Served as captain Air Service, United States Army, with American Expeditionary Forces, 1917-1918. Member board of trustees St. Timothy’s School (Catonsville, Maryland.), Carnegie Institution of Washington (Executive Committee since 1942), American Academy in Rome. Member visiting committee Massachusetts Institute Technology Department Civil and Sanitary Engineering Elected National Academy Design, 1939.

    (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects. Member American Academy of Arts and Letters, Beaux Arts Society (vice-president 1933), Boston Society of Architects (president 1936-1938), National Institute Arts and Letters. Member Phi Beta Kappa.

    Awarded gold medal of honor by New York Architectural League, 1933. Epis.; Clubs: Boston Architectural (president 1922-1926), Harvard, Tavern, Somerset (Boston).


    • Married to Anna Lowell (Gardiner) Draper, September 14, 1919. Children: Henry (deceased), Hayden, Robert G., Hugh, Anne.
    • father: George Foster Shepley
    • mother: Julia Hayden (Richardson) Shepley
    • spouse: to Anna Lowell
    • children: Henry Shepley (deceased)
    • Hayden Shepley
    • Robert G. Shepley
    • Hugh Shepley
    • Anne Shepley
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    Died November 24, 1962
    (aged 75)