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Eli Sims Shorter

Born: Mar 15, 1823

Death: Apr 29, 1879

Birthplace: Georgia

Nationality: United States

Eli Sims Shorter

Date of Birth : Mar 15, 1823
Date of Death : Apr 29, 1879
Birth Place : Georgia

Eli Sims Shorter was a U.S. Representative from Alabama. Born in Monticello, Georgia, Shorter attended the common schools and was graduated in law from Yale College in 1844. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Eufaula, Alabama, in 1844. He also engaged in agricultural pursuits. Shorter was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses. He resumed the practice of law in Eufaula, Alabama. During the Civil War, he served in the Confederate States Army as colonel of the 18th Regiment Alabama Infantry. He died in Eufaula, Alabama, April 29, 1879. He was interred in Fairview Cemetery.

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