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Hibbard H. Shedd
4th Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska

In office
Governor James W. Dawes
John Milton Thayer
Preceded by Alfred W. Agee
Succeeded by George de Rue Meiklejohn
Personal details
Born (1847-01-27)January 27, 1847
Denmark, Iowa
Died October 6, 1905(1905-10-06) (aged 58)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Katharine Lee Graves

Hibbard Houston Shedd (January 27, 1847 – October 6, 1905) was an American politician who served as the fourth Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska from 1885 to 1889.

Shedd was born in Denmark, Iowa in 1847, the only son of George Shedd, a medical doctor, and Abigail Houston. In 1864 he joined the army and fought in the American Civil War as a part of the 45th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry.[1] In 1871, he moved to Ashland, Nebraska. He was a member of the Nebraska constitutional convention in 1875, and became Speaker of the Nebraska House in 1881. In 1885, he was elected lieutenant governor, and served for two terms.[2][3]

Shedd married Katharine Lee Graves in 1874, and had six children. Shedd died on October 6, 1905.[3]

Shedd's son George Clifford Shedd became a novelist, whose works included The Incorrigible Dukane.[4]


  1. Roberts, Nelson C. and Moorhead, S.W. (eds.) Story of Lee County, Iowa, Volume 1, p. 206 (1914) (listing Shedd in Company F of the 45th Iowa infantry)
  2. Hall, C.L. Biographical manual of the members and officers of the twentieth Legislature of Nebraska, p.31 (1887)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hibbard Houston Shedd, Nebraska State Historical Society publications (Volume 15)], p. 168-74 (1907)
  4. Harvey, Alice G. Nebraska Writers (1964) ("Four of his novels were turned into motion pictures — The Incorrigible Dukane ...")
Political offices
Preceded by
Alfred W. Agee
Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska
1885 – 1889
Succeeded by
George de Rue Meiklejohn

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