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Eli Sims Shorter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859
Preceded by James Abercrombie
Succeeded by James L. Pugh
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Eli Sims Shorter

(1823-03-15)March 15, 1823
Monticello, Georgia
Died April 29, 1879(1879-04-29) (aged 56)
Eufaula, Alabama
Political party Democratic

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.

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