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By Pat Hickey
No textbook tells the story of James J. Shields, but his personal story and resume are among the most impressive of any American, in any era.
(Left: "Churubusco" by James Walker, 1819-1889. James Shields fought there during the Mexican War.)
Shields' attainments are even more remarkable when you consider his modest start. He arrived in America in the 1820s a penniless Irish Cathol…
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