Party affiliation: Republican
Reporter, city editor Omaha Daily News and Omaha World-Herald, 1915-1927. Instructor public relations and advertising Creighton University, Omaha, 1925-1928. Founder Shanahan-Docherty Company, 1933, president, 1933-1945.
Founder, editor More Business (national advertising magazine), Chicago, 1936-1939. Co-founder, managing director Art Center, 1939-1944. Founder, editor Bon Appetit magazine, 1955-1963.
President Seacliff Press, San Francisco, since 1943, James A. Shanahan & Associates, Inc., Chicago and San Francisco, since 1943, Bilger Monorail International Inc., since 1982. President, executive secretary Catholic Press Association. Executive secretary Catholic Press Association United States, Chicago, 1944-1947.
Managing director The Queen's Work, St. Louis, 1946-1947. Public relations counsel to publications, Chicago and San Francisco, since 1944.
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Born February 21, 1898
1915 - 1927
1925 - 1928
1936 - 1939
1955 - 1963
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