|Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia|
January 5, 1905 – September 30, 1917
|Appointed by||Theodore Roosevelt|
|Preceded by||Richard Henry Alvey|
|Succeeded by||Constantine Joseph Smyth|
|Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia|
April 15, 1893 – January 19, 1905
|Appointed by||Grover Cleveland|
|Preceded by||Seat established 27 Stat. 434|
|Succeeded by||Charles Holland Duell|
April 23, 1847
|Died||December 3, 1917 (aged 70)|
|Education||Washington and Lee University|
School of Law (LL.B.)
Education and career
Born in Brenham, Texas, Shepard was a private in the Confederate States Army from 1864 to 1865. He received a Bachelor of Laws from Washington College (now Washington and Lee University School of Law) in 1868 and entered private practice in Brenham. He was a member of the Texas Senate from 1874 to 1875, thereafter returning to private practice in Galveston, Texas until 1886, and then in Dallas, Texas from 1886 to 1893.
Federal judicial service
Shepard was nominated by President Grover Cleveland on April 14, 1893, to the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia (now the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit), to a new Associate Justice seat authorized by 27 Stat. 434. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 15, 1893, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on January 19, 1905, due to his elevation to be Chief Justice of the same court.
Shepard was nominated by President Theodore Roosevelt on December 16, 1904, to the Chief Justice seat on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (now the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit) vacated by Chief Justice Richard Henry Alvey. He was confirmed by the Senate on January 5, 1905, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on September 30, 1917, due to his retirement.
- Seth Shepard at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Seth Shepard at Find a Grave
Seat established by 27 Stat. 434
| Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia
Charles Holland Duell
Richard Henry Alvey
| Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia
Constantine Joseph Smyth