Benjamin Glover Shields
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He moved with his father to Clarke County, Alabama, and later resided at Demopolis, Alabama, in Marengo County. He completed preparatory studies and was a member of the Alabama House of Representatives in 1834.
Between March 4, 1841, and March 3, 1843, he served as a Democrat in the Twenty-seventh Congress. In 1845, he was commissioned by President James K. Polk as United States Chargé d'Affaires to Venezuela. He remained in this position until January 7, 1850. He moved to Texas and engaged in planting until his death.
- United States Congress. "Benjamin Glover Shields (id: S000359)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's at-large congressional district
March 4, 1841–March 3, 1843
George S. Houston
|United States Chargé d'Affaires, Venezuela
1 August 1845–2 January 1850
I. Nevitt Steele
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