01/24/1817 - 02/15/1892

SHIELDS, Matthew, a Representative from Armstrong and Westmoreland Counties; born, January 24, 1817 in Salem Township, Westmoreland County, Pa.; farmer; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1854); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1858 and 1859 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1860 term; died, February 15, 1892 in Salem Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; interred, New Alexandria Union Cemetery, New Alexandria, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

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