Benjamin Glover Shields

Benjamin Glover Shields (1808 – 1850) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives from Alabama. He was born in Abbeville, South Carolina.

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.

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USRepSuccession box
state = Alabama
district = 5
before = James Dellet
after = George S. Houston
years = March 4, 1841March 3, 1843
succession box
title = United States Chargé d'Affaires, Venezuela
before = Vespasian Ellis
after = I. Nevitt Steele
years = 1 August 18452 January 1850


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