Ebenezer J. Shields
|Ebenezer J. Shields|
|United States Representative|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 10th district
March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1839
|Born||December 22, 1778
|Died||April 21, 1846
La Grange, Texas
|Alma mater||University of Nashville, Tennessee|
Shields was born in Georgia on December 22, 1778. He moved to Tennessee in 1809 and settled on Robertson Fork Creek near Lynnville. He graduated from the University of Nashville, Tennessee in 1827. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced law in Pulaski, Tennessee.
Shields was elected as a White supporter to the Twenty-fourth Congress by the tenth district of Tennessee and re-elected as a Whig. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1938 to the Twenty-sixth Congress. He served from March 4, 1835 to March 3, 1839. He resumed his profession in Pulaski and moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1844, where he continued the practice of his profession. He was Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1840.
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