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SHIELDS (Soundex S432) — See also ANKERSHIELD, CROWNINGSHIELD, CROWNINSHIELD, DASHIELL, FIELDS, GREENSHIELDS, HAUDENSHIELD, NIELDS, NORDENSHIELD, SCHIELDS, SHEILDS, SHIEL, SHIELA, SHIELD, SHIELDES, SHOULDICE.

  SHIELDS: See also Shields Adams Blaine — William Henry Harrison Cook — Francis Edmund Donoghue — Shields Edger — William Henry Fallon — Orville Lothrop Freeman — William Shields Goodwin — Richard McGarrah Helms — Barry W. Jackson — William Erwin Lee — Edward Vaughn Long — Joseph Maull — W. Shields McClintic — Michelle Obama — Lester Shields Parsons — Lester Shields Parsons, Jr. — Gladys Pyle — John Tipton — Shields Warren
  Shields, A. S. L. — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Ann Marie — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1980. Female. Still living as of 1980.
  Shields, B. F. — of Taylorsville, Spencer County, Ky. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1920, 1924, 1940. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, B. F. — of Shelbyville, Shelby County, Ky. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1956, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Shields, Belle M. — of Bergen County, N.J. Dry candidate for delegate to New Jersey convention to ratify 21st amendment from Bergen County, 1933. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Benjamin Glover (b. 1808) — also known as Benjamin G. Shields — of Marengo County, Ala.; Falls County, Tex.; Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in Abbeville, Abbeville County, S.C., 1808. Member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1834; U.S. Representative from Alabama at-large, 1841-43; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Venezuela, 1845; candidate for Governor of Alabama, 1851; planter; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1874-77. Died in Texas. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel B. Shields; married to Sallie Thomas Harwell (1814-1852); married, August 4, 1853, to Elmira Ann Hall (1835-1907).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Shields, Bernice — of Detroit west side, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984, 1988. Female. Still living as of 1988.
  Shields, Brad — Republican. Candidate in primary for Texas state board of education 10th District, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Shields, Carole — of Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, Fla. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.
  Shields, Charles — of West Linn, Clackamas County, Ore. Mayor of West Linn, Ore., 1923-24. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, D. H. — of Hannibal, Marion County, Mo. Democrat. Chair of Marion County Democratic Party, 1903. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Dan B. — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1916; Utah state attorney general, 1917-21. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Daniel B. — U.S. Attorney for Utah, 1933-49. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Daniel J. — of Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa. Republican. Mayor of Johnstown, Pa., 1936-39; defeated in primary, 1955. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, David B. — of Marienville, Forest County, Pa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, David H. — of Salina, Saline County, Kan. Mayor of Salina, Kan., 1905-06. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Denis J. — of Allegheny County, Pa. Democrat. Candidate for Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Allegheny County 2nd District, 1926. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Douglas A. — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Shields, Ebenezer J. (1778-1846) — of Tennessee. Born in Elbert County, Ga., December 22, 1778. Whig. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1833-35; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 10th District, 1835-39; Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1840. Died near La Grange, Fayette County, Tex., April 21, 1846 (age 67 years, 120 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Shields, Ed — of Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont. Mayor of Great Falls, Mont., 1941-45. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
Edmund C. Shields Shields, Edmund Claude (1871-1947) — also known as Edmund C. Shields — of Howell, Livingston County, Mich.; Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Howell, Livingston County, Mich., December 30, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney, 1901-04; Michigan Democratic state chair, 1909-17; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1912 (speaker), 1916 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee), 1920, 1924 (alternate), 1928, 1932 (alternate), 1940, 1944; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1933-35, 1938-45; defeated, 1901, 1923, 1929; appointed 1933; defeated, 1935; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1937-44. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Delta Phi. Died in 1947 (age about 75 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Dennis Shields and Lydia (Lonergan) Shields; married, December 28, 1900, to Mary Foley.
  Cross-reference: Byron L. Ballard
  Image source: Ingham County News, May 7, 1936
  Shields, Francis J. — of Michigan. Republican. Member of Michigan state senate 13th District, 1909-10; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1924; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, George Howell (1842-1924) — of Missouri. Born in Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., June 19, 1842. Republican. Member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1871; candidate for justice of Missouri state supreme court, 1872; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 29th District, 1875; Missouri Republican state chair, 1876-80; circuit judge in Missouri, 1907-13, 1915-20. Died April 27, 1924 (age 81 years, 313 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Hannibal, Mo.
  Shields, George W. — of Hannibal, Marion County, Mo. Republican. Postmaster at Hannibal, Mo., 1866-69. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Harold J. — of Culver City, Los Angeles County, Calif. Mayor of Culver City, Calif., 1957-58. Still living as of 1958.
  Shields, Harry J. — U.S. Vice Consul in Bluefields, as of 1917. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Hazel (1891-1972) — also known as Hazel Harriett Bridge; Mrs. J. Henry Shields — of Hooker, Texas County, Okla. Born December 21, 1891. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1940. Female. Died March 17, 1972 (age 80 years, 87 days). Interment somewhere in Hooker, Okla.
  Relatives: Married to John Henry Shields.
  Shields, Henri W. — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 21st District, 1923-24. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Hugh — of Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Ridgefield; elected 1930. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Ira K. — of Wyoming County, W.Va. Republican. Candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Wyoming County, 1958. Still living as of 1958.
  Shields, J. B. — Socialist. Candidate for Governor of Kansas, 1930. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Mrs. J. Henry See Hazel Shields
  Shields, James (1762-1831) — of Ohio. Born in Banbridge, County Down, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), April 13, 1762. Member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1806; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1828; U.S. Representative from Ohio 2nd District, 1829-31. Killed in the accidental overturning of a stagecoach, near Venice, Butler County, Ohio, August 13, 1831 (age 69 years, 122 days). Interment at Venice Cemetery, Venice, Ohio.
  Relatives: Uncle of James Shields (1806-1879).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Shields, James (1806-1879) — of Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill.; Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill.; Rice County, Minn.; San Francisco, Calif.; Carrollton, Carroll County, Mo. Born in Altmore, County Tyrone, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), May 10, 1806. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1836; member of Illinois Democratic State Committee, 1839-41; Illinois state auditor of public accounts, 1841-43; in 1842, when the Springfield paper published letters from "Aunt Becca" ridiculing him, Shields demanded to know who wrote them; Abraham Lincoln (then a Springfield lawyer) acknowledged responsibility, and Shields challenged him to a duel, which was averted only through the intervention of friends; justice of Illinois state supreme court, 1843-45; general in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1849, 1849-55; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1858-59; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1868; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1874, 1879; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1879. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, June 1, 1879 (age 73 years, 22 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Carrollton, Mo.; statue at Courthouse Grounds, Carrollton, Mo.; statue at State Capitol Grounds, St. Paul, Minn.
  Relatives: Nephew of James Shields (1762-1831).
  The community of Shieldsville, Minnesota (which he founded), is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS James Shields (built 1943, scrapped 1971) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Shields, James (b. 1811) — of Linn County, Ore. Born in Kentucky, 1811. Democrat. Farmer; delegate to Oregon state constitutional convention from Linn County, 1857. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, John A. — of Flemington, Hunterdon County, N.J. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, John B. — of Alabama. Republican. Candidate for Governor of Alabama, 1914. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, John C. — of Highland Park, Wayne County, Mich. Mayor of Highland Park, Mich., 1930. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, John H. — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Democrat. Postmaster at Wichita, Kan., 1913-16. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, John H. — Republican. Member of Texas state house of representatives 122nd District; elected 1992, 1994; elected unopposed 1996, 1998; elected 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Shields, John K. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, John Knight (1858-1934) — also known as John K. Shields — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Clinchdale, Grainger County, Tenn., August 15, 1858. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1896, 1904; justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1902-13; chief justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1910-13; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1913-25. Irish ancestry. Died in 1934 (age about 75 years). Interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Judge James T. Shields and Elizabeth (Simpson) Shields; married 1883 to Mary Fulkerson (died 1883); married, December 7, 1912, to Jeannette Swepson (Dodson) Cowan.
  Cross-reference: John D. Erwin
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Shields, John O. — Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 2nd District, 1980. Still living as of 1980.
  Shields, Jospeh A. — of Houghton County, Mich. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Houghton County 2nd District; elected 1914. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Justin — of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Shields, Katheryn — of Missouri. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Shields, L. L. — of Frickim, Llano County, Tex. Member of Texas state house of representatives 79th District, 1887-88. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Lawrence — of Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga. Mayor of Columbus, Ga., 1953. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Leighton — of St. Louis, Mo. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 6th District, 1911-12. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Leighton — of Shanghai, China. U.S. Attorney for U.S. Court in Shanghai, 1937. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Loretta — of Dayton, Howard County, Md. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 2008, 2012. Female. Still living as of 2012.
  Shields, M. E. — of Pennsylvania. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, M. S. — of Gillette, Campbell County, Wyo. Mayor of Gillette, Wyo., 1920-23. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Mark — of Gillette, Campbell County, Wyo. Mayor of Gillette, Wyo., 1915-16. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Martin M. — of Faribault, Rice County, Minn. Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1908; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Mede W. — of Jackson County, Ind. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1864. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Mickey — of Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Shields, Moses — of Wyoming County, Pa. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 23rd District, 1909-12. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Patrick — of Indiana. Delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1816. Interment at Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Ind.
  Shields, Patrick H. — of Passaic County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1882-83. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Richard — of Minnesota. Democrat. Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1992. Still living as of 1992.
  Shields, Robert H. — of Houghton, Houghton County, Mich. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1900 (alternate), 1920 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1907-19. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Robert S. — of Canton, Stark County, Ohio. Democrat. Mayor of Canton, Ohio, 1871-75; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1876; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, 1885-90; circuit judge in Ohio 5th Circuit, 1911-13. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, S. T. — of Jasper, Walker County, Ala. Postmaster at Jasper, Ala., 1879. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, S. W. — of Morristown, Hamblen County, Tenn. Postmaster at Morristown, Tenn., 1887. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Thomas A. — of Warren County, N.J. Democrat. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Warren County, 1919-20; candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 6th District, 1920, 1922. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Thomas A. — of Mt. Kisco, Westchester County, N.Y. Union candidate for mayor of Mt. Kisco, N.Y., 1951. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, W. C. — of Corry, Erie County, Pa. Mayor of Corry, Pa., 1887. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Waldron — of Barre, Washington County, Vt. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, William — of Boonville, Cooper County, Mo. Democrat. Postmaster at Boonville, Mo., 1837-41. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, William — of Missouri. Delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 26th District, 1845-46. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, William — of Edgar County, Ill. Delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention from Edgar County, 1847. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, William — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Shields, William Bayard (1780-1823) — also known as William B. Shields — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del.; Natchez, Adams County, Miss. Born in Maryland, 1780. Lawyer; secretary of state of Delaware, 1802; member of Mississippi territorial House of Representatives, 1807-08, 1813; Mississippi territory attorney general Western District, 1808-14; superior court judge in Mississippi, 1817-18; U.S. District Judge for Mississippi, 1818-23; died in office 1823. Died in Natchez, Adams County, Miss., April 19, 1823 (age about 42 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Shields, William E. — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly, 1890-93 (Kings County 6th District 1890-92, Kings County 11th District 1893). Burial location unknown.
  Shields, William H. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, William H., Jr. — of Norwich, New London County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Norwich, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Shields, Woodrow — of Indiana. Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 6th District, 1952, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


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