Shepherd, Alexander Robey, 1835-1902

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Territorial governor of the District of Columbia.

From the description of Deed, 1868 Nov. 6. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70953042

Businessman, public official, and governor of the District of Columbia; known as Boss Shepherd.

From the description of Alexander Robey Shepherd collection, 1869-1942. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70966723

Businessman, public official, and governor of the District of Columbia.

From the description of Papers of Alexander Robey Shepherd, 1776-1945 (bulk 1868-1900). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449561

Businessman, public official, and governor of the District of Columbia (1873-1874); in 1876, he moved with his family to Batopilas, Mexico, where he made a fortune in silver mining; also known as Boss Shepherd.

From the description of Boss Shepherd photograph collection, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 227035382

Biographical Note

  • 1835, Jan. 31: Born, Washington, D.C.
  • 1861 - 1864 : Member, Washington, D.C., Common Council
  • 1862: Married Mary Grice Young
  • 1867: Became part owner, Washington Evening Star
  • 1867 - 1869 : Appointed to Levy Court, Washington, D.C.
  • 1870: Member, Board of Aldermen, Washington, D.C. President, Citizen's Reform Association, Washington, D.C.
  • 1871: Appointed to Board of Public Works, Washington, D.C.
  • 1873: Appointed governor, Washington, D.C.
  • 1874: Appointed Commissioner, Washington, D.C., but not confirmed by the Senate
  • 1880: Moved to Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • 1902, Sept. 12: Died, Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico

From the guide to the Alexander Robey Shepherd Papers, 1776-1945, (bulk 1868-1900), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Alexander R. Shepherd Company (Washington, D.C.). Bill, 1865 July. Historical Society of Washington, Dc
creatorOf Owen, Albert Kimsey. Papers of Albert Kimsey Owen, 1885-1909. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Alexander Robey Shepherd Papers, 1776-1945, (bulk 1868-1900) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Vinnie Ream and R. L. Hoxie Papers, 1853-1937, (bulk 1853-1914) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Shepherd, Alexander Robey, 1835-1902. Boss Shepherd photograph collection, undated. Museum of the Great Plains
creatorOf Shepherd, Alexander Robey, 1835-1902. Papers of Alexander Robey Shepherd, 1776-1945 (bulk 1868-1900). Library of Congress
creatorOf Shepherd, Alexander Robey, 1835-1902. Deed, 1868 Nov. 6. Historical Society of Washington, Dc
referencedIn Davidge, Walter D. (Walter Dorsey), 1823-1901. Davidge family business records, 1796-1912. Historical Society of Washington, Dc
referencedIn Ream, Vinnie, 1847-1914. Vinnie Ream and Richard Leveridge Hoxie papers, 1853-1937 (bulk 1853-1914). Library of Congress
referencedIn Campbell, Robert G., d. 1903. Robert G. Campbell papers, 1860-1902 (bulk 1870-1890). Historical Society of Washington, Dc
creatorOf Shepherd, Alexander Robey, 1835-1902. Alexander Robey Shepherd collection, 1869-1942. Historical Society of Washington, Dc
creatorOf District of Columbia. Board of Public Works. Certificates of indebtedness, 1872-1873. Historical Society of Washington, Dc
referencedIn Albert Kimsey Owen Papers, 1872-1909 The Huntington Library
referencedIn Peck, E. (Edward), fl. 1871. Letter, 1871 Feb. 24. Historical Society of Washington, Dc
creatorOf Shepherd, Alexander Robey, 1835-1902. Alexander Robey Shepherd letterbook : ms., 1895-1903. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Hawley, Joseph Roswell, 1826-1905. Letter, 1874 June 22, Washington, D.C., to General Orville Elias Babcock. Connecticut Historical Society
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Alexander R. Shepherd Company (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Babcock, Orville Elias, 1835-1884. person
associatedWith Batopilas Mining Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889. person
associatedWith Campbell, Robert G., d. 1903. person
associatedWith Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873. person
associatedWith Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888. person
associatedWith District of Columbia. Board of Public Works. corporateBody
associatedWith District of Columbia. Governor (1873-1874 : Shepherd) corporateBody
associatedWith Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881. person
associatedWith Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. person
associatedWith Grice, Joseph. person
associatedWith Grice, Joseph. person
associatedWith Hawley, Joseph Roswell, 1826-1905. person
correspondedWith Hoxie, R. L. (Richard Leveridge), 1844-1930 person
associatedWith Morrill, Justin S. (Justin Smith), 1810-1898. person
associatedWith Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920. person
associatedWith Owen, Albert Kimsey. person
associatedWith Peck, E. (Edward), fl. 1871. person
associatedWith Porter, Horace, 1837-1921. person
associatedWith Quintard, May Shepherd, b. 1864? person
correspondedWith Ream, Vinnie, 1847-1914. person
associatedWith Shepard family. family
associatedWith Shepard family. family
associatedWith Shepherd family. family
associatedWith Shepherd, Mary Grice Young, d. 1930. person
associatedWith Sherman, John, 1823-1900. person
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Interior. corporateBody
associatedWith Wall, William. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Batopilas (Mexico)
Batopilas (Mexico)
Mexico
Washington (D.C.)
Mexico
Washington (D.C.)
Mexico--Batopilas
Washington (D.C.)
Mexico
Mexico
United States
United States
Subject
Silver mines and mining--Photographs
Mines and mineral resources--Photographs
Business enterprises
Public works
Silver mines and mining--Mexico
Public works--Washington (D.C.)
Silver mines and mining
Occupation
Governors--Washington (D.C.)
Businessmen--Washington (D.C.)
Businessmen
Public officers--Washington (D.C.)
Function

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Birth 1835-01-30

Death 1902-09-12

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