Francis Edwin Shober

Francis Edwin Shober ( born March 12, 1831 in Winston- Salem, North Carolina, † May 29 1896 in Salisbury, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1869 and 1873 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Francis Shober attended the public schools of his home and then the Moravian School in Bethlehem (Pennsylvania). Subsequently, he studied until 1851 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After studying law and his 1853 was admitted to the bar he began in 1854 to work in Salisbury in this profession. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party.

In the years 1862 and 1864 was Shober deputy in the House of Representatives from North Carolina. In 1865 he was elected to the State Senate. In the congressional elections of 1868 he was in the sixth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Nathaniel Boyden on March 4, 1869. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1873 two legislative sessions. In 1872 he gave up another candidacy.

1875 was Francis Shober delegate to a meeting to revise the constitution of his home state. In the years 1877 and 1878 he was a district judge in Rowan County. At the same time he was employed as Chief Clerk in the management of the U.S. Senate. From 1881 to 1883 he served in the Senate, the Office of the Acting Secretary. In the years 1880 and 1884 Shober was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions relevant. In 1887 he sat again in the state Senate; otherwise, he practiced as a lawyer again. Francis Shober died on 29 May 1896 in Salisbury. He was the father of Congressman Francis Emanuel Shober (1860-1919) from New York.