SHEPARD, Charles Biddle, (1808 - 1843)


SHEPARD, Charles Biddle, a Representative from North Carolina; born in New Bern, Craven County, N.C., December 5, 1808; attended private schools of his native city and was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1827; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1828 and commenced practice in New Bern, N.C.; elected to the state house of representatives to fill out the unexpired term of Charles Spaight and served in 1831 and 1832; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress and reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841); resumed the practice of his profession; died in New Bern, N.C., October 25, 1843; interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery.