Ebenezer J. Shields

Ebenezer J. Shields was an American politician that represented Tennessee's tenth district in the United States House of Representatives.

Ebenezer J. Shields
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1839
Preceded byWilliam M. Inge
Succeeded byAaron V. Brown
Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
BornDecember 22, 1778
DiedApril 21, 1846 (aged 67)
La Grange, Texas
Political partyAnti-Jacksonian Whig
Alma materUniversity of Nashville, Tennessee
Professionlawyer politician


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.[1]


An elegant public speaker,[2] Shields was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives between 1833 and 1835.

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 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress. He served from March 4, 1835 to March 3, 1839.[3] 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.


Shields died on April 21, 1846(age 67 years, 120 days near La Grange, Texas.[4] It is unknown where he is interred.


  1. ^ "Ebenezer J. Shields". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Ebenezer J. Shields". Giles County. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Ebenezer J. Shields". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  4. ^ "The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Shields".

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by