Shepard, Edward Morse was born on July 23, 1850 in in New York. Son of Lorenzo B. Shepard.
Bachelor of Arts, College City of New York, 1869. (Doctor of Laws, Tulane University, 1903, Washington and Lee, 1904, Williams, 1907). Unmarried.
Admitted to bar, 1871, and entered practice at New York. Director in numerous railway and other corporations Civil service commissioner, Brooklyn, 1883-1885 (Chairman of the Board, 1888-1890). New York state forestry commissioner, 1884-1885.
Democratic candidate for mayor of Greater New York, 1901. Since proposed for gubernatorial and other nominations of his party. Chairman board of trustees College City of New York.
Trustee Packer Collegiate Institute.
Author: Martin Van Buren (American Statesmen Series). Memoirs of Dugdale.