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Theodore F. Shepard, American lawyer. member firm of Shepard & Lyon, 1874-1897.


Shepard, Theodore F. was born on June 14, 1844 in Town of Mount Morris, New York, United States. Son of Howell G. and Sarah (Rathbun) Shepard.


Bachelor of Arts, Alfred (New York) U., 1861-1865. Student Albany Law School, 1866.


Admitted to bar, 1866. In practice at Bay City, Michigan, since 1867. Senior member firm of Shepard & Lyon, 1874-1897.

President Board Education, W. Bay City, Michigan, 1872-1876. City attorney 1876-1880. Prosecuting attorney, Bay Company, Michigan, 1873-1875.

United State Attorneys, Eastern District of Michigan, 1890-1894. Circuit judge, 18th Judicial Circuit of Michigan (Bay Company), 1900-1906. Delaware Universal Congress Lawyers and Jurists, St. Louis, 1904.

Chairman Republican Congressional Committee, 8th Congressional District of Michigan, 1874-1880.


People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform us, and so we should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.


Every human being regardless of its race, gender or sexual orientation should have all human and civil rights.


God should be loved with hearts as well as with minds. To the best of their ability everyone needs to think things through in the light of reason. This means becoming aware of different points of view, and using his or her critical thinking to make sense of God's world.


Member firm of Shepard & Lyon, 1874-1897.


Married Mary M. Randolph, of Cuba, New York, January 29, 1868.

Howell G. Shepard

Sarah (Rathbun) Shepard

Mary M. Randolph