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SHORTER, Eli Sims, a Representative from Alabama; born in Monticello, Jasper County, Ga., March 15, 1823; attended the common schools and was graduated in law from Yale College in 1844; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Eufaula, Ala., in 1844; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); resumed the practice of law in Eufaula, Ala.; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army as colonel of the Eighteenth Regiment, Alabama Volunteer Infantry; died in Eufaula, Ala., April 29, 1879; interment in Fairview Cemetery.

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Papers: In the Stouten Hubert Dent papers, 1847-1865, 0.5 cubic foot. Persons represented include Elis Sims Shorter.
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