Shepard Barclay

Photo added by Connie Nisinger

Shepard Barclay

  • Birth 3 Nov 1847 Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Death 17 Nov 1925
  • Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Lot 5875 Block 320
  • Memorial ID 38287344

One of the few men to hold the three judicial posts of Circuit Judge, Supreme Court Judge and Judge of the St. Louis Court of Appeals, Shepard was an authority on Missouri law governing contested elections. Born Shepard Hill, he took the name of his stepfather, David Robert Barclay, a noted lawyer, when he was six years old. He obtained his AB degree at St. Louis University in 1869 and studied at the University of Berlin and in Paris from 1870 to 1872. St, Louis University and the University of Missouri later conferred on him the degree of doctor of laws. After practicing law for ten years, he was elected Circuit Judge of St. Louis and in 1888 was elected justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri, the youngest man ever elected to the Supreme Court. Prior to being the bench he served for several years as secretary of the Missouri Historical Society. In 1882 he was elected Secretary of the Conference of Judges of Missouri. He was active in reorganizing the National Guard in St. Louis as well as being identified with the birth of baseball in St. Louis. He was a member of the first team organized by St. Louis University. He became a brilliant player for the Union Baseball Club, filling the positions of pitcher and outfielder.


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  • Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 13 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38287344
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Shepard Barclay (3 Nov 1847–17 Nov 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38287344, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Connie Nisinger (contributor 74) .