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Lois Burke Shepard

Lois Burke Shepard, American former government official. Recipient Friend of Conservation award, American Institute Conservators, 1988; Trustee's award, American Association Museum Trustees, 1987; Leadership Commendation, American Association Museum, 1987; Outstanding Republican Woman's award, 1984.


  • Shepard, Lois Burke was born on February 1, 1938 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Albert Samuel and Sarah(Cutler) Burke.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History, Vassar College, 1959. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1987.


    • Teachers various public schools, 1960-1976. Co-director Overseas Americans for Reagan/Bush, Washington, 1980. Chairman Americans Abroad for Reagan/Bush, 1984, Representatives Abroad International, Washington, 1980-1985.

      Director Institute of Museum Services, 1986-1989. Lecturer in field.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Author: Building Grassroots Political Organizations Among Americans Abroad, 1983, Taking the Long View: The Impact of a Decade of Intellectual Property Multimedia Subsystem Programs, 1988.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Unitarian Universalist


    Member President's Committee on Arts and the Humanities. Member Maryland steering committee George Bush for President. United States Department State Overseas Schools advisory committee member.

    Member Task Force on Arts and Humanities, Coalition for Women's Appointments. Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, 1990. Member Federal Council on Arts and Humanities, Potomac Republican Women's Club.



    Travel, gourmet cooking.


    • Married William Seth Shepard, June 25, 1960. Children: Stephanie Shepard Lipson, Cynthia Robin, Warren Burke (deceased).
    • father: Albert Samuel Burke
    • mother: Sarah(Cutler) Burke
    • spouse: William Seth Shepard
    • children: Stephanie Shepard Lipson Shepard
    • Cynthia Robin Shepard
    • Warren Burke Shepard (deceased)
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    Born February 1, 1938
    • 1959
      Vassar College
    • 1987
      Harvard University
    • 1960 - 1976
      Teacher, s various public schools
    • 1980
      co-director Overseas Americans for Reagan/Bush
      Washington, United States
    • 1980 - 1985
      chairman, Americans Abroad for Reagan/Bush
      Washington, United States
    • 1986 - 1989
      director, Institute of Museum Services