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Eli Shelton Eli Shelton
Full Name: Eli Jenway Shelton
Date of birth: April 11, 1823
Date of death: September 14, 1912

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 11 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th   Democrat Roxton / Lamar   Fannin, Lamar
H 3 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th     Paris / Lamar   Lamar
H 3 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (1)     Paris / Lamar   Lamar
(1) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette Weekly, 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Capt. E.J. (Eli Jenway) Shelton, pp. 761-762. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Eli Jenway Shelton, birth date 4/11/1823, death date 9/14/1912, interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Paris, Lamar County. Biographical sketch, photos, dedication of pastor on death of E.J. Shelton's wife, adventures of Capt. Shelton. Find a Grave.
  • SHELTON, ELI JENWAY (1823-1912). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature, 1860.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Eli Shelton, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Photograph. Eli Shelton, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. Eli Shelton, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Pictorial Monogram of the State Government of Texas 1873 (DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection). DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection..
  • Committee Informationtop
    13th R.S. - 1873
    Apportionment  
    Finance  
    Public Debt (Chair) 
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Claims and Accounts  
    Court of Claims  
    Education  
    Finance  
    7th R.S. - 1857
    Claims and Accounts  
    Land Office  
    Private Land Claims  
     

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