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July 29, 2007: Suzanne Shipley succeeded David L. Dunlop as president of Shepherd University

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Shepherd University was founded in the Reconstruction era as a consequence of a dispute over the location of the Jefferson County seat. In 1865, as a wartime measure, Union authorities moved the county seat from Charles Town to Shepherdstown, where it was housed in a large Classical style building that Rezin Davis Shepherd had built in 1860 for the town’s use. With shifting po...

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