Daniel Sheffey

Daniel Sheffey (* 1770 in Frederick, Maryland, † December 3, 1830 in Staunton, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1809 and 1817 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Daniel Sheffey completed an apprenticeship with his father as a shoemaker. In 1791 he moved to Wytheville, Virginia, where he worked in his learned profession. After studying law and its recent approval in 1802 he began to practice as a lawyer. He later moved to Staunton, where he also worked as a lawyer. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Federalist Party, a political career. Between 1800 and 1804 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia; 1804 to 1808 he was a member of the State Senate.

In the congressional elections of 1808 Sheffey was in the sixth constituency of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Abram Trigg on March 4, 1809. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1817 four legislative sessions. In this time the British -American War of 1812 was, in the course of the government buildings were destroyed in Washington by the British.

In the years 1822 and 1823 Sheffey was once a member of the House of Representatives in Virginia. He died on 3 December 1830 in Staunton.