By John P. Richardson,Tony Williams
An intrepid businessman, Shepherd grew to become president of Washington’s reduce condominium of delegates at twenty-seven. Garrulous and politically astute, he used each lever to cajole Congress to achieve Peter L’Enfant’s imaginative and prescient for the capital. His tenure produced paved and graded streets, sewer structures, bushes, and gaslights, and remodeled the fetid Washington Canal into one of many city’s such a lot stately avenues. After bankrupting town, a chastened Shepherd left in 1880 to boost silver mines in western Mexico, the place he lived out his final twenty-two years.
In Washington, Shepherd labored on the confluence of race, social gathering, quarter, and concrete improvement, in a microcosm of the USA. made up our minds to be successful in any respect expenses, he helped strength Congress to just accept its accountability for upkeep of its stepchild, the nation’s capital city.
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Alexander Robey Shepherd: The Man Who Built the Nation's Capital by John P. Richardson,Tony Williams