Howard C. Sheperd
|Howard Cottrell Sheperd|
October 15, 1894|
|Died||February 17, 1980(aged 85)|
|Education||DePauw University (1917)|
|Children||Howard Cotterill Sheperd, Jr.|
|Parents||Albert M. Sheperd
Clara S. Burlingame
Howard Cottrell Sheperd (October 15, 1894 – February 17, 1980) was chairman of the predecessor to Citibank from 1952 to 1959 and a founder of WNET, the New York City Public Broadcasting Service outlet.
Sheperd was born in Vincennes, Indiana to Albert M. Sheperd and Clara S. Burlingame on October 15, 1894.
In 1945, his son Howard Cotterill Sheperd, Jr., was killed in the Battle of Iwo Jima.
He was named president and director in 1948 and chairman in 1952. In 1955, National City Bank of New York bought First National Bank of the City of New York to form First National City Bank.
In 1961, he led a group seeking to acquire WNTA-TV in Newark, New Jersey, to turn it into New York City's first noncommercial educational television station.
- "Howard Sheperd, 85, Dies; Banker Headed Channel 13". New York Times. February 18, 1980. Retrieved 2012-09-16. "Howard C. Sheperd, who rose from a college-graduate trainee to chairman of the board of the old First National City Bank of New York, and who later played a leading role in the establishment of educational television in the New York area, died yesterday at his Bronxville, N.Y., home. He was 85 years old."
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