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South Carolina Governors – John Calhoun Sheppard, 1886

South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor John Calhoun Sheppard

Also see: SC Government

Biographical Overview

  • Born: July 5, 1850
  • Died: October 7, 1931
  • Buried: Willowbrook Cemetery in Edgefield, SC
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Political Party: Democrat
Portrait of John Calhoun Sheppard
John Calhoun Sheppard



  • Lawyer

Major Events and Accomplishments, 1886

  • 1886 – An earthquake struck Charleston, killing 92 people
  • 1886 – Governor Sheppard served only five months

Other Government Positions

  • South Carolina House of Representatives, 1876-1882
  • Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1882-1886
  • South Carolina Senate, 1898-1904, 1919-1920

Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions

Election Results

  • On July 10, 1886, Lieutenant Governor Sheppard succeeded to office following the resignation of Governor Hugh Smith Thompson

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