Seth Shepard

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Seth Shepard
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Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia
In office
January 5, 1905 – September 30, 1917
Appointed byTheodore Roosevelt
Preceded byRichard Henry Alvey
Succeeded byConstantine Joseph Smyth
Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia
In office
April 15, 1893 – January 19, 1905
Appointed byGrover Cleveland
Preceded bySeat established 27 Stat. 434
Succeeded byCharles Holland Duell
Personal details
Born
Seth Shepard

(1847-04-23)April 23, 1847
Brenham, Texas
DiedDecember 3, 1917(1917-12-03) (aged 70)
Washington, D.C.
EducationWashington and Lee University
School of Law
(LL.B.)

Seth Shepard (April 23, 1847 – December 3, 1917) was an Associate Justice and Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia.

Education and career[edit]

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.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

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.[1]

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.[1]

Other service[edit]

Concurrent with his federal judicial service, Shepard was a lecturer in law at Georgetown University from 1895 to 1910.[1]

Death[edit]

Shepard died on December 3, 1917, in Washington, D.C.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 27 Stat. 434
Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia
1893–1905
Succeeded by
Charles Holland Duell
Preceded by
Richard Henry Alvey
Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia
1905–1917
Succeeded by
Constantine Joseph Smyth