Shepard was the representative for North Carolina’s 1st congressional district and was a Whig. He served from 1835 to 1837.
He was previously the representative for North Carolina’s 1st congressional district as a Whig from 1833 to 1835; the representative for North Carolina’s 1st congressional district as a Whig from 1831 to 1833; and the representative for North Carolina’s 1st congressional district as a Whig from 1829 to 1831.
From Dec 1829 to Mar 1837, Shepard missed 531 of 1,521 roll call votes, which is 34.9%. This is much worse than the median of 21.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1837. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1829-May 1830||185||33||17.8%||77th|
|Dec 1830-Mar 1831||88||14||15.9%||71st|
|Dec 1831-Feb 1832||53||10||18.9%||83rd|
|Dec 1832-Mar 1833||143||52||36.4%||88th|
|Dec 1833-Feb 1834||35||9||25.7%||88th|
|Dec 1834-Mar 1835||105||37||35.2%||89th|
|Dec 1835-Feb 1836||57||17||29.8%||83rd|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||136||62||45.6%||87th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000