Shelley, Charles Miller

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to
Full name
Charles Miller Shelley
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
Occupation
Politician
Military
Businessman
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
US House of Representatives
Military
Confederate Army

Charles Miller Shelley (Congressional Biographical Dictionary)

Reference
SHELLEY, Charles Miller, a Representative from Alabama; born in Sullivan County, Tenn., December 28, 1833; moved with his father to Selma, Ala., in 1836; received a limited schooling; became an architect and builder; entered the Confederate Army in February 1861 as lieutenant and was stationed first at Fort Morgan and afterward attached to the Fifth Alabama Regiment; was commissioned brigadier general; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1881); presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Forty-seventh Congress, but the election was contested by James Q. Smith and the seat declared vacant July 20, 1882; subsequently elected to fill the vacancy thus caused and served from November 7, 1882, to March 3, 1883; presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Forty-eighth Congress and served from March 4, 1883, to January 9, 1885, when he was succeeded by George H. Craig, who contested the election; returned to Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., and engaged in promoting the industrial interests of that region until his death in that city January 20, 1907; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Talladega, Ala.
“Shelley, Charles Miller,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000326.
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