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Lawyer

Francis Michael Shea, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1930, District of Columbia 1946. Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Association Bar City New York, Maritime Law Association, American Law Institute (life) Clubs: Metropolitan, Cosmos (Washington).

Background

Shea, Francis Michael was born on June 16, 1905 in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Michael Francis and Margaret (Muldoon) Shea.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth College, 1925;Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1928.

Career

Staff research project for Bernard Flexner, New York, 1928-1929. Associate Slee, O'Brian, Hellings and Ulsh, Buffalo, 1929-1933. Chief of opinion section, legal division A.A.A., 1933-1935.

Specialist, legal division Securities and Exchange Commission, February-July 1935. General counsel Puerto Rico Reconstrn. Administration, 1935-1936.

Dean and professor law University Buffalo Law School, 1936-1941. On leave of absence, July 1939-February 1941. Assistant attorney general of the United States, 1939-October 1945.

Associate counsel for the prosecution of major Axis war criminals, 1945. Senior partner Shea & Gardner, Washington, 1947-1989. Chairman Attorney General's Committee on Bankruptcy Administration, 1941-1945, Judicial Conference Committee Laws Pertaining Mental Disorders.

Director Joint Conference Legal Education, New York State. Executive committee, 1936-1940.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1930, District of Columbia 1946.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor to law journals.

Membership

Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Association Bar City New York, Maritime Law Association, American Law Institute (life) Clubs: Metropolitan, Cosmos (Washington).

Connections

Married Hilda Droshnicop, July 22, 1936. 1 child, Richard.

father:
Michael Francis Shea

mother:
Margaret (Muldoon) Shea

spouse:
Hilda Droshnicop

child:
Richard Shea