Dorsey W. Shackleford

Dorsey William Shackleford (* August 27 1853 in Sweet Springs, Saline County, Missouri, † July 15, 1936 in Jefferson City, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1899 and 1919 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Dorsey Shackleford attended the common schools and the William Jewell College in Liberty. Between 1877 and 1879 he worked as a teacher. After a simultaneous study of law and its 1878 was admitted to a lawyer, he began to work in Boonville in this profession. Between 1882 and 1886, and again from 1890 to 1892, he served as a prosecutor in Cooper County. After Shackleford was 1892-1899 Judge in the 14th Judicial District of the State of.

Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. After the death of Mr Richard P. Bland Shackleford was at the due election for the eighth seat of Missouri as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on August 29, 1899. After nine elections he could remain until March 3, 1919 at the Congress. In this time of the First World War and the ratification of the 16th and the 17th constitutional amendment fell. Since 1913, Shackleford was chairman of the committee that dealt with the expansion of federal roads. In this capacity, he designed the Federal Aid Road Act of 1916. In this Act for the first time the financing of the national road network was officially regulated.

In 1918, Dorsey Shackleford has not been nominated by his party for re-election. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he moved to Jefferson City, where he practiced law. Politically, he is no more have appeared. He died on 15 July 1936 in Jefferson City and was buried in Boonville.