SHEPPERD, Augustine Henry (1792-1864)

SHEPPERD, AUGUSTINE HENRY, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Rockford, Surry County, N.C., February 24, 1792; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Surry County, N.C.; member of the state house of representatives 1822-1826; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twentieth through Twenty-second Congresses, reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses, and elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress (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 (now Winston-Salem), Forsyth County, N.C., July 11, 1864; interment in Salem Cemetery.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1819-1892, 11 items.
The papers of Augustine Henry Shepperd contain genealogical notes on the Fowke, Fant, and Pender families; a love letter from B. Morgan, Warrenton, Va., to Mollie G. Fant, Washington, D.C., 1855; a letter from U.S. Sen. John S. Barbour (1826-1892) on the candidacy of Grover Cleveland, 1892; and newspaper clippings.

  • Shepperd, Augustine Henry. Remarks of Mr. A.H. Shepperd of N. Carolina on the bill to construct a national road from Buffalo to New Orleans: Delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States, March 29, 1830. Washington: Duff Green, 1830.