By John P. Richardson,Tony Williams
An intrepid businessman, Shepherd turned president of Washington’s decrease residence 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 reworked 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 advance silver mines in western Mexico, the place he lived out his ultimate twenty-two years.
In Washington, Shepherd labored on the confluence of race, social gathering, zone, and concrete improvement, in a microcosm of the us. made up our minds to be triumphant in any respect charges, 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