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Dorsey W. Shackleford

Dorsey W. Shackleford, American congressman.


  • Shackleford, Dorsey W. was born on August 27, 1853 in Saline Company, Missouri, United States. Son of William and Amanda (Harris) Shackleford.

  • Education

    • Public school education.


    • Admitted to bar, 1879. Began practice at Boonville, Missouri. Now at Jefferson City.

      Prospective attorney Cooper Company, Missouri, 1882-1886, 1890-1892. Judge 14th Missouri Circuit, 1892-999. Elected to 56th Congress, August 29, 1899, for unexpired term (1899-1901) of Richard P. Bland, deceased.

      Reelected 57th to 65th Congresses (1901-1919), 8th Missouri District.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    • Married Florida Lee Hall, of Saline Company, Missouri, December 7, 1887.
    • father: William Shackleford
    • mother: Amanda (Harris) Shackleford
    • spouse: Florida Lee Hall
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    Born August 27, 1853