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Courtney Shands,, American lawyer.


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


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


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


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.