|Name||William B. Shepard|
|Address|| Pasquotank County|
Elizabeth City, North Carolina , United States
|| May 14, 1799
|| June 20, 1852
Jan 23, 2008 10:00am
|Info||SHEPARD, William Biddle, a Representative from North Carolina; born in New Bern, N.C., May 14, 1799; completed preparatory studies; attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1813; was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia; studied law; was admitted to the bar |
In 1824, Shepard purchased the "Fairfield" plantation of 600 acres, the former home of Gen. Isaac Gregory. Commenced law practice in Camden County
U.S. Representative (NR,W-NC) 1829-1837; chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Twenty-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1836
Moved to Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, N.C., in 1830; also engaged in banking. Married in 1834.
NC Senate (W) 1838-1840, 1848-1850
Member of the board of trustees of the University of North Carolina 1838-1852; died in Elizabeth City, N.C., June 20, 1852; interment in St. Paul’s Churchyard, Edenton, N.C.
Jesse F. Pugh, A Biographical History of Camden County, p. 139.
Photo source: Samuel A. Ashe, "Biographical History of North Carolina from Colonial Times to the Present" (1908), vol.1, p. 420.