David S. Garland

David Sheppard Garland ( * September 27, 1769 in New Glasgow, Amherst County, Virginia; † October 7, 1841 in Clifford, Virginia ) was an American politician. In the years 1810 and 1811, he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


David Garland enjoyed an academic education. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1799 and 1802, and again from 1805 to 1809 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia. In the years 1809-1811 he was a member of the State Senate.

Following the resignation of Mr Wilson Cary Nicholas Garland was at the due election for the 21 seats of Virginia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 17 January 1810. Until March 3, 1811, he finished there the current legislative period. Even after the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives David Garland remained politically active. Between 1814 and 1836 he was several times a member of the House of Representatives in Virginia. He died on 7 October 1841 in Clifford.