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Samuel Azariah SHELTON

(1858-1948)

SHELTON, Samuel Azariah, a Representative from Missouri; born near Waterloo, Lauderdale County, Ala., September 3, 1858; moved with his widowed mother to Webster County, Mo., in 1869; attended the common schools, Mountain Dale Academy, and the Seymour and Marshfield High Schools; taught school; engaged in agricultural pursuits 1881-1930; clerk of the circuit court of Webster County 1895-1899; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Marshfield, Webster County, Mo.; postmaster of Marshfield 1906-1910; prosecuting attorney of Webster County 1914-1916; chairman of the Republican county committee for four terms; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); declined to be a candidate for reelection; resumed the practice of law in Marshfield, Mo., where he died September 13, 1948; interment in Marshfield Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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