Frederick W. Shepardson, 1908
Frederick was a pioneer in Vermont aviation, and founded the state civil air patrol.
Frederick W. Shepardson (Fritz), class of 1908, was a successful businessman dedicated to community service, especially at Vermont Academy, where he was a valued trustee for many years. Fritz Shepardson received the Condict Cup “Man of the Year” award in 1961, for his many years of service the campus dining hall is named the Shepardson Center, and Vermont Academy now honors him with the Florence Sabin Distinguished Alumni Award.
Shepardson studied chemistry at the University of Vermont, where he was a trustee, and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 1962. During World War I, he was a quartermaster sergeant at a US Army base hospital. After leaving the military, he was Vice President and Treasurer of the Maltex Company in Burlington, VT, served as President and Trustee of civic organizations including: Central Vermont Railway, Mary Fletcher Hospital, New England Regional Planning Commission, Vermont State Chamber of Commerce, Associated Industries in Vermont, and the State Advisory Board on Aeronautics. Shepardson was a pioneer in Vermont aviation, and founded the state civil air patrol.