Shields, James

Shields, James

(1806–79) judge, soldier, U.S. senator; born in Altmore, County Tyrone, Ireland. Setting out for Quebec about 1822, he was shipwrecked on the coast of Scotland, where he spent several years as a tutor. About 1826 he arrived in New York City, then settled in Illinois where he taught, fought in the Black Hawk War, and became a lawyer. As state auditor he was drawn into a quarrel with another lawyer, Abraham Lincoln, whom Shields allegedly challenged to a duel; they resolved the issue and became firm friends. After serving on the Illinois Supreme Court (1843–46), he was briefly the commissioner of the U.S. General Land Office, but resigned to serve in the Mexican War (1846–48), where his actions gained him the brevet rank of major general. He served briefly as governor of the Oregon Territory but resigned to take a seat in the U.S. Senate (Dem., Ill.; 1849–55). He then moved on to the Minnesota Territory and encouraged Irish immigrants there; when Minnesota became a state, he was one of the first two U.S. senators (Dem., Minn.; 1858–59). He volunteered for service with the Union army and saw combat as a brigadier general (1861–63). Settling in Missouri, he lectured on behalf of charitable, religious, and Irish causes; served in the state legislature; and then went back to the U.S. Senate (Dem., Mo.; 1879)—thereby becoming the only person to serve three different states as a U.S. senator. Illinois placed his statue in the U.S. Capitol.
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In his new role as sales executive at the busy Newcastle Road branch in South Shields, James will work as part of an eight-strong sales team where he will be responsible for selling nearly-new, quality approved Ford cars, which are sourced and delivered direct from the manufacturer, to customers from across the region.
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Paul Shields, James Chambers and Eric McGill are all banned but manager Alan Mathews is hopeful that Paul Crowley and Eoghan Osbourne, who have returned to training after injury, will be available.
The Scots playing are: Chris Robb, Ross Kellett, Philip McLean, Stephen Clark, Steven McEwan, Gordon Yates, Wallace Booth, Keir McNicoll, Gavin Dear, Paul Shields, James Hendrick, Myles Cunningham, Colin Thomson, Mark Bookless, Kris Nicol, Greg Paterson, Scott Borrowman, Sam Binning and Paul Betty.
With: Diane Bell, Flash, Gaynor Purvis, Jean-Philippe Ecoffey, Shauna Macdonald, Karl Shields, James Shaw, Dot Allison, Jay Simon, Sally Findlay.