Legislation Quick Search
09/16/2021 04:14 PM
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/BiosHistory/MemBio.cfm?ID=8101&body=H

MATTHEW SHIELDS


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1858 Democrat
1859 Democrat
 Counties   Armstrong, Westmoreland

Biography

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.