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George Madison Shelley (1849-1927) was Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri in 1878-1879.

Shelley was born in Kentucky and moved to Kansas City in 1870. He was a grocer, president of the City Council and Board of Public Works.[1]

During his tenure he was to encourage the Exodusters movement through Kansas City to Kansas.[2]

After leaving office he became the city postmaster.

Preceded by
James W.L. Slavens
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri
Succeeded by
Charles A. Chace


  1. ^ Local History - Kansas City Public Library
  2. ^ Missouri's Black Heritage By Lorenzo Johnston Greene, Gary R. Kremer, Antonio Frederick Holland - 1993 - University of Missouri Press - ISBN 0826209041 - Available on


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