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Willis K. Shepard Professorship in the History of Science

WILLIS K. SHEPARD was a successful oil businessman. With his son, RICHARD H. SHEPARD, Med 1946, he set up a trust to endow this professorship and support construction of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library. Their commitment–at first made anonymously; but after Willis Shepard’s death in 1965, recognized publicly–also qualified for a Ford Foundation matching gift.

ShepardWillisRICHARD H. SHEPARD (pictured) held joint appointments at Hopkins as professor of biomedical engineering and physiology and as associate professor of medicine. Dr. Shepard was an expert in the physiology of the lungs and is credited with introducing computers to the School of Medicine. He died in 1991.