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William Henry Shields

William Henry Shields, American lawyer. Bar: United States District Court (eastern district) Tennessee 1963, Florida 1964, United States Tax Court 1956, United States District Court (middle and southern districts) Florida 1964, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1966, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1967.

Background

  • Shields, William Henry was born on April 11, 1929 in Walland, Tennessee, United States. Son of John Elmer and Matilda Belle (Williams) Shields.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Maryville College, 1950. Juris Doctor, University Tennessee, 1953.

    Career

    • Sole practice, Maryville, Tennessee, 1953-1963. Partner Pavese, Shields et al, Fort Myers, Florida, from 1963. Chairman 2d Judicial Nominating Committee, 1976-1982.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: United States District Court (eastern district) Tennessee 1963, Florida 1964, United States Tax Court 1956, United States District Court (middle and southern districts) Florida 1964, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1966, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1967.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member Lee County Industrial Development Authority, Fort Myers, since 1976. Chairman Lee County Port Advisory Committee, 1970-1981. Chairman board trustees First Presbyterian Church, Fort Myers.

    Member Florida Bar Association (president Lee County chapter 1981-1982), Tennessee Bar Association (president Blount County chapter 1961-1962). Clubs: United States Power Squadron (Fort Myers). Lodges: Masons.

    Personality

    Interests

    Sailing, baseball, piano.

    Connections

    • Married Jeane Ione Pelton, October 12, 1952. Children: David William, Kathy Jean.
    • father: John Elmer Shields
    • mother: Matilda Belle (Williams) Shields
    • spouse: Jeane Ione Pelton
    • children: David William Shields
    • Kathy Jean Shields
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    Born April 11, 1929
    Died July 24, 2008
    (aged 79)
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