Augustine Henry Shepperd

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Augustine Henry Shepperd (February 24, 1792 – July 11, 1864) was a Congressional Representative from North Carolina; born in Rockford, North Carolina, February 24, 1792; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Surry County, North Carolina; member of the State house of representatives 1822-1826; elected to the Twentieth through Twenty-third Congresses and elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1839); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Twenty-first Congress), Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Twenty-second Congress), Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843); chairman, Committee on Public Expenditures (Twenty-seventh Congress); elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses (March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1850; resumed the practice of his profession; died at "Good Spring," Salem, North Carolina, July 11, 1864; interment in Salem Cemetery.

Shepperd was the father of Mary Frances ("Fanny") Shepperd, the wife of Confederate General William Dorsey Pender.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Romulus M. Saunders
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 9th congressional district

1827–1839
Succeeded by
John Hill
Preceded by
John Hill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 9th congressional district

1841–1843
Succeeded by
Kenneth Rayner
Preceded by
Alfred Dockery
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 4th congressional district

1847–1851
Succeeded by
James T. Morehead