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Stephen B. Shelledy ~ born Kentucky ~ 1802
Posted by: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (ID *****1616) Date: November 02, 2003 at 11:14:12
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STEPHEN B. SHELLEDY was born in Kentucky in 1802. He came to Iowa in 1842
and took up his residence at "Tool's Point" (now Monroe), then in Mahaska
County. He was elected by the Whigs to the First Constitutional Convention which
assemble that year. In 1845 he was chosen to represent Mahaska, Washington and
Keokuk counties in the House of the Territorial Legislature and was reelected,
serving until Iowa became a State. He was a member of the Second
Constitutional Convention which framed the organic law under which the Territory became a
State. In 1854 he was a member of the Whig State Committee which managed the
campaign that resulted in teh election of James W. Grimes, Governor. This
was the first defeat of the Democratic party since Iowa had an existence. In
1858 Colonel Shelledy was again elected to the General Assembly and was chosen
Speaker of the House. He died a few years later.

Debbie Clough Gerischer
Iowa Gen Web, Assistant CC, Scott County
IAGENWEB: Special History Project:

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