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George Howell Shields, American judge. member Missouri Ho.

Background

Shields, George Howell was born on June 19, 1842 in Bardstown, Kentucky, United States. Son of George W. and Martha A. (Howell) Shields.

Education

Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, 1859-1860. Louisville (Kentucky) Law School, 1865. (Doctor of Laws, Westminster, 1891).

Career

In practice at St. Louis, since 1873. Law partner of John B. Henderson, 1873-1883, John W. Noble, 1895-1903. Member Missouri House of Representatives, 1871, Missouri Constitutional Convention, 1875.

President Board of Freeholders, which framed the St. Louis charter, 1876. Candidate for judge Supreme Court of the Missouri, 1872. Chairman Republican State Committee, 1876-1880.

Assistant attorney general of the United States, 1889-1893. Counsel and agent of the United States before United States and Chilean Claims Commission, 1893-1894. Judge St. Louis Circuit Court, terms 1907-1913, 1915-1920.

Home: St. Louis, Missouri Deceased.

Membership

Member Missouri Ho.

Connections

Married Mary Harrison Leighton, February 1, 1866.

father:
George W. Shields

mother:
Martha A. (Howell) Shields

spouse:
Mary Harrison Leighton