Charles Biddle Shepard

Charles Biddle Shepard ( born December 5, 1808 in New Bern, North Carolina, † October 25, 1843 ) was an American politician. Between 1837 and 1841 he represented the State of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Shepard attended private schools in his hometown of New Bern and then studied until 1827 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a subsequent law degree in 1828 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started working in New Bern in this profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career. In the years 1831 and 1832 he was a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina.

Mid-1830s to Shepard joined the Whig party to. During his first term in Congress, he joined the Democrats. In the congressional elections of 1836 he was in the fourth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Jesse Speight on March 4, 1837. After a re-election as a candidate of the Democratic Party, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1841 two legislative sessions.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Charles Shepard again practiced as a lawyer. He died on October 25, 1843 in New Bern.