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Shepley, James Cunningham "J.C."

Democratic Constitutional Convention 1857 (District 5)

Party when first elected:  Democratic

Counties Served: 


Date of Birth: 12/6/1827 (uncertain)
Birth Place: Saco, Maine
Birth County: York
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 4/??/1873 (uncertain)
Gender: Male
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: J.C.
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Cloud
Occupation (when first elected): Lawyer


Thornton Academy, Maine; Elementary School;
Thornton Academy, Maine; Secondary;
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine; Attended College;


Territorial Government: Minnesota Territorial House of Representatives (Territorial Chief Clerk of the House); 1855 to 1855
Territorial Democratic Constitutional Convention: 5th Council District, Minnesota Territory; 07/13/1857 to 08/29/1857 [Elected]
Military: (United States Civil War, Aide to his cousin, General George Shepley who was the Military Governor of Louisiana); 186? to 18??


Spouse: Mary Barrows Shepley
Children: Three children: Elizabeth "Bessie" (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


His middle name, birth data, death date, and occupation were provided by the Historical Archivist for Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine. An article in the New Yorker says he was born in 1826 and died in 1874. (Angell, Roger. Hard Lines. New Yorker, June 7, 2004, p. 52.)

He was strangled to death with a piece of wire while asleep at a camp in Little Dry Creek, California. (Angell, Roger. Hard Lines. New Yorker, June 7, 2004, p. 52.)

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