Shepardson, George Defrees, 1864-1926.

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George DeFrees Shepardson was born in 1864 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his B.A. from Denison University (1885), his M. A. in languages from Cornell University (1888), and a Mechanical Engineering degree in 1889. During his sabbatical year in 1912, he earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University. In 1891, Dr. Shepardson accepted a position at the University of Minnesota, where he remained until his death in 1926. He published over 125 articles and several textbooks, and was largely responsible for guiding the development of the Dept. of Electrical Engineering from a small facility to a larger MnU-IT department.

From the description of George DeFrees Shepardson papers, 1887-1924. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63314198

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referencedIn Folwell, William Watts, 1833-1929. William Watts Folwell papers, ca. 1856-1929. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Shepardson, George DeFrees, 1864-1926. George DeFrees Shepardson papers, 1887-1924. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Shepardson, George Defrees, 1864-1926. George Defrees Shepardson papers, 1886-1927. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn William Watts Folwell Papers, 1856-1929 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Bible records of the Dinwiddie, Walsh, and Shepardson families [manuscript] 1838-1944. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith Olivet Baptist Church (Minneapolis, Minn.). corporateBody
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associatedWith Southeast Minneapolis Improvement Association corporateBody
associatedWith St. Anthony Falls Bank (Minneapolis, Minn.) corporateBody
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