Edward M. Shepard (1850-1911)

Edward Morse Shepard was a lawyer and political reformer in New York. He drew up the bill that addressed principles of civil service reform in New York and when it passed in 1883 he was named to the Brooklyn civil service commission (1883-85 and 1888-90). Shepard wrote "The Competitive Test and the Civil Service of States and Cities" (1884). A politician, he ran unsuccessfully as an Independent candidate for mayor of Brooklyn in 1895. In 1901 Shepard ran as a Democrat and was defeated by educator Seth Low, a Fusion candidate, for mayor of New York City. He gave important service as head of the trustees of the City College of New York, overseeing significant educational and physical changes.

1900 circa 5 years
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Alva Pearsall (Brooklyn)
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