Benjamin Glover Shields

Benjamin Glover Shields ( * 1808 in Abbeville, Abbeville County, South Carolina, † 1850 in Texas ) was an American politician (Democratic Party).

He moved with his father to Clarke County ( Alabama) and later settled in Demopolis (Alabama ) down. Shields completed his preparatory studies. Then he became in 1834 a member of the House of Representatives from Alabama. Later he was elected to the 27th U.S. Congress, where he served from March 4, 1841 to March 3, 1843. Shields was appointed in 1845 by U.S. President James K. Polk to the United States Chargé d' Affaires of Venezuela, where he lived until January 7, 1850. He then moved to Texas and worked there until his death in the same year with agricultural work.