James Shields (Ohio politician)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd district
March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831
|Preceded by||John Woods|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Corwin|
April 13, 1762|
Banbridge, County Down, Ireland
|Died||August 13, 1831
|Resting place||Venice Cemetery|
|Alma mater||University of Glasgow|
He received a good common-school education, entering the University of Glasgow, Scotland in 1782 and graduated in 1786. He attended medical college for two years, before emigrating to the United States in July 1791 and settled in Frederick County, Virginia, where he taught school. He moved to Butler County, Ohio in 1801, but then returned to Virginia and became a citizen of the United States in 1804.
He returned to Ohio in 1807 and was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives between 1806 and 1827. Ohio Presidential elector in 1828 for Andrew Jackson. He was elected as a Jacksonian to the 21st United States Congress (March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831).
Shields was killed through the accidental overturning of a stagecoach near Venice, Butler County, Ohio on August 13, 1831. He was interred in Venice Cemetery, Venice, Ohio. He was the uncle of U.S. Senator James Shields.
- Taylor 1899 : 145
- James Shields at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Taylor, William Alexander; Taylor, Aubrey Clarence (1899). Ohio statesmen and annals of progress: from the year 1788 to the year 1900 ... 1. State of Ohio. p. 145.
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