|Name||James B. Shepard|
|Address|| Wake County|
Raleigh, North Carolina , United States
|| 00, 1813
|Died||June 17, 1871
Apr 26, 2020 09:05pm
|Info||Editor, Raleigh Standard, 1840s |
NC Senate (D-Wake) 1842-1843; defeated William H. Haywood for the nomination. Fayette Observer, 4/6/1842.
Candidate for Governor (D-NC) 1846. Defeated Walter F. Leake at the Democratic state convention in a contested vote. Leake initially ran as an Independent but was convinced to withdraw before the election took place.
State Director, NC Bank, 1851. Raleigh Register, 1/17/1852
Shepherd was the most prominent Democrat in North Carolina to join the Know Nothing movement in 1855 (Charlotte Observer, 7/25/1915). After the collapse of the Know Nothing movement, Shepherd withdrew from politics North Carolinian, 6/29/1871). He lived in Europe a few years after the end of the Civil War (Tarborough Southerner, 6/22/1871).