lawrence b. sheppard
Born on December 13, 1897 in Baltimore, Maryland, Lawrence Sheppard was a founder, in 1926, of the internationally famous Hanover Shoe Farms. Among the honor roll of the earlier Hanover stallions were Dillon Axworthy, Guy McKinney, Calumet Chuck, Peter the Brewer, Mr. McElwyn, Spencer Scott, Dean Hanover (Sheppard's personal favorite), Billy Direct, His Excellency, Bill Gallon, Sandy Flash, Hoot Mon, Titan Hanover and Adios. Elected into the Living Hall of Fame in 1967, Lawrence Sheppard was president of the USTA from 1950 to 1958. He was a founder of The Hall of Fame of the Trotter now known as the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. Sheppard died in 1968.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals