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William Shepperd Ashe
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Birth Date:March 4, 1849
Astrology Sign:Pisces
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Died Date:March 3, 1855

Occupation:US Politician

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William Shepperd Ashe

Biography:William Shepperd Ashe (14 September 1814 - 14 September 1862) was a Democratic U.S. Congressman from North Carolina between 1849 and 1855.

Born in Rocky Point, North Carolina, Ashe attended school in Fayetteville and pusued classical studied at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Ashe engaged in rice cultivation and studied law; he was admitted to the state bar in 1836 and practiced in New Hanover County.

Active in the Democratic Party, Ashe was a presidential elector in 1844 and was elected to the North Carolina Senate for a term of two years. (1846-1848). In 1848, he was sent to the U.S. House, serving in the 31st, 32nd, and 33rd Congresses (March 4, 1849 - March 3, 1855). During the 32nd Congress, Ashe chaired the Committee on Elections. He did not run again in 1854, but served as the president of the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad Company from 1854 until his death.

He was elected to one further term in the North Carolina Senate between 1859 to 1861. He was a delegate to the Charleston Democratic National Convention in 1860 and the North Carolina Constitutional Convention of 1861. During the American Civil War, Ashe was a major in the Confederate Army, in charge of all transportation between Virginia and the rest of the South. Ashe was killed in a railroad accident near Wilmington, North Carolina on September 14, 1862. His is buried in a family cemetery in Pender County, North Carolina.

This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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William Shepperd Ashe's Personality Tarot Card Justice - Personality Card

Birthday: March 4, 1849

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.

William Shepperd Ashe's Character Tarot Card The High Priestess - Character Card

Birthday: March 4, 1849

Wisdom, secrets to be revealed, and the development of intuition.

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William Shepperd Ashe's Growth Tarot Card Death

Birthday: March 4, 2022

Changes: the end of the old and the birth of the new.




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