Ebenezer J. Shields

Ebenezer J. Shields

Ebenezer J. Shields was an American politician that represented Tennessee's tenth district in the United States House of Representatives. He was born in Georgia on December 22, 1778. He moved to Tennessee in 1809 and settled on Robertson Fork Creek near Lynnville. He completed preparatory studies and graduated from the University of Nashville, Tennessee in 1827. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Pulaski, Tennessee. Between 1833 and 1835, he was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

He 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 the practice of law in Pulaski and moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1844, where he continued the practice of his profession. He died on April 21, 1846 near La Grange, Texas.

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