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Eli Sims Shorter (March 15, 1823 - April 29, 1879) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama.

Born in Monticello, Georgia, Shorter attended the common schools and was graduated in law from Yale College in 1844. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Eufaula, Alabama, in 1844. He also engaged in agricultural pursuits.

Shorter was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859). He resumed the practice of law in Eufaula, Alabama. During the Civil War, he served in the Confederate States Army as colonel of the 18th Regiment Alabama Infantry. He died in Eufaula, Alabama, April 29, 1879. He was interred in Fairview Cemetery.


  • Eli Sims Shorter at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2009-03-18

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