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Courtney Shands

Courtney Shands, American lawyer.


  • Shands, Courtney was born on March 17, 1929 in St. Louis. Son of Courtney and Elizabeth W. (Jones) Shands.

  • Education

    • AB, Washington University, St. Louis, 1951. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1954.


    • Associate Thompson and Mitchell, St. Louis, 1954-1962, partner, 1962-1963, Thompson, Walther and Shewmaker, St. Louis, 1963-1969, Kohn, Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum, St. Louis, since 1970.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Trustee Frank G. and Florence V. Bohle Scholarship Foundation, Edward Chase Garvey Memorial Foundation, L.F. Jones Charitable Trust, 1958-1960. Board directors St. Louis Fund, since 1972, Law Library. St. Louis, since 1988, president since 1995.

    Board directors Hope Educational & Research Foundation, since 1989, president since 1995, Citizenship Education Clearing House, St. Louis, 1985-1987, president 1986-1987, Mark Twain Summer Institute, St. Louis, 1968-1989, president, 1974-1979. Andrews Academy, since 1989, vice president, since 1989. President committee Goldwater for President, Metropolitan St. Louis, 1964, Eastern Missouri chapter American Civil Liberties Union, 1966-1969, national board directors 1969-1972.

    Member American Bar Association, Missouri Bar Integrated, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Selden Society, Law Library. Association (Missouri section), Noonday Club, Racquet Club, St. Louis Club.


    • Married Frances Jean Schellfeffer, August 9, 1952 (divorced 1976). Children: Courtney III, E.F. Berkley, Elizabeth V. Married Nancy Bliss Lewis, October 25, 1980.
    • father: Courtney Shands
    • mother: Elizabeth W. (Jones) Shands
    • spouses: Frances Jean Schellfeffer
    • Nancy Bliss Lewis
    • children: Courtney III Shands
    • E.F. Berkley Shands
    • Elizabeth V. Shands
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    Born March 17, 1929