b. 1792
d. 1859-01-12
John Shepherd had a storied career in which he occupied several positions of broad power. He became chairman of the East India Company in 1844, 1850, and 1851.1 He was nominated to the Committee of the HBC on 27 November 1850, took the position of deputy governor of the HBC on 24 November 1852 and became governor on 26 November 1856.2 Shepherd died in London on 12 January 1859.3
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