SHELDEN, Carlos Douglas, (1840 - 1904)


”Around the Capital” (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

SHELDEN, Carlos Douglas, a Representative from Michigan; born in Walworth, Walworth County, Wis., June 10, 1840; moved with his parents to Houghton County, Mich., in 1847; attended the Union School, Ypsilanti, Mich., and returned to his home in the fall of 1861; served throughout the Civil War as captain in the Twenty-third Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry; at the end of his service returned to Houghton and engaged in mining and the real estate business; member of the State house of representatives in 1892; served in the State senate in 1894; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, and Fifty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1903); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1902; died in Houghton, Mich., June 24, 1904; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.