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William Augustine Shands

William Augustine Shands, American advertising executive. Member nat. council Episcopalian Church, 1952-1958.; Member Florida Senate, 1940-1958, president Senate, 1957-1958.

Background

  • Shands, William Augustine was born on July 21, 1889 in Bronson, Florida, United States. Son of Thomas Walter and Coris Annie (Parker) Shands.

  • Education

    • Honorary Doctor of Laws U. Florida, 1960.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Elizabeth (Mistress Sam T. Dell, Junior). Became vice president Shands & Baker, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida, 1935, now Chairman of the Board. (Florida Rock Products, Inc., Brooksville, All Florida Sand Company, Inc., Jacksonville, Consolidated into Shands & Baker, Inc.).

      Advisor Florida Power & Light Company, Inc.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member nat. council Episcopalian Church, 1952-1958. Member Florida Senate, 1940-1958, president Senate, 1957-1958.

    Connections

    • Married Catherine London Hawkins, June 12, 1912.
    • father: Thomas Walter Shands
    • mother: Coris Annie (Parker) Shands
    • spouse: Catherine London Hawkins
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    Born July 21, 1889
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