Eli Shelton

Eli Jenway Shelton

Full Name: Eli Jenway Shelton
Date of birth: April 11, 1823
Date of death: September 14, 1912

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 11 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th   Democrat Roxton / Lamar   Fannin, Lamar
H 3 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th     Paris / Lamar   Lamar
H 3 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (1)     Paris / Lamar   Lamar

(1) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches


  • Photograph. Eli Shelton, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
  • Photograph. Eli Shelton, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Eli Shelton, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

13th R.S. - 1873
Public Debt (Chair) 
8th R.S. - 1859
Claims and Accounts  
Court of Claims  
7th R.S. - 1857
Claims and Accounts  
Land Office  
Private Land Claims  

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