Charles M. Shelley

Charles Miller Shelley ( born December 28, 1833 in Sullivan County, Tennessee; † January 20, 1907 in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama ) was an American architect, builder and politician ( Democratic Party). He was also an officer in the Confederate Army.


Charles Miller Shelley moved in 1836 with his parents to Selma (Alabama ). There he received a limited education. He worked as an architect and building contractor. After the secession of Alabama, he joined in February 1861 in the Confederate Army, where he held the rank of lieutenant. At the beginning he was stationed in Fort Morgan, before he was assigned to the 5th Alabama Regiment. At the end of the American Civil War he held the rank of brigadier general.

Shelley was elected to the 45th U.S. Congress and reelected to the three succeeding U.S. Congresses. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives on 4 March 1877 to 3 March 1881. His election to the 47th U.S. Congress was contested by James Q. Smith, so that the seat remained vacant until July 20, 1882. He was then elected to the U.S. Congress, where he worked on 7 November 1882 to 3 March 1883. had. His re-election to the 48th U.S. Congress was challenged by George H. Craig. Shelley this time was from March 4, 1883 worked until 9 January 1885 U.S. House of Representatives. He then returned to Birmingham, where he promoted the industry in the region until his death in 1907. He was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Talladega (Alabama ).