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Daniel SHEFFEY

(1770-1830)

SHEFFEY, Daniel, a Representative from Virginia; born in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., in 1770; pursued classical studies; apprenticed as a shoemaker in his father’s shop; moved to Wytheville, Va., in 1791; worked at his trade and at the same time studied law; was admitted to the bar July 1, 1802, and commenced the practice of his profession in Wytheville; moved to Abbeville and later to Staunton, where he continued the practice of law; member of the State house of delegates 1800-1804; served in the State senate 1804-1808; elected as a Federalist to the Eleventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1817); again a member of the State house of delegates in 1822 and 1823; died in Staunton, Augusta County, Va., December 3, 1830.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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