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John Joseph Shea

state official

John Joseph Shea, American state official.


Shea, John Joseph was born on June 1, 1922 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Cornelius Humphrey and Anne (Mahoney) Shea.


Bachelor of Arts, Holy Cross College, 1943. Master of Science in Social Work, Boston University, 1950.


Trainee probation officer Boston Juvenile Court, 1947-1948. Probation officer Municipal and District Court Probation Department, Milwaukee, 1948-1954. Juvenile probation officer, Portland Maine, 1954-1957.

Director State Probation and Parole Department, Augusta, Maine, 1957-1968, secretary State Probation and Parole Board, administrator Interstate Compact for Parole Supervision, 1958-1968. Administrator Interstate Compact on Juveniles, 1958-1968.


Member Maine Committee on Problems of Mentally Retarded, 1959-1968. Member state committee 1960 White House Conference on Youth. Director Androscoggin Valley Mental Health Clinic.

Served as pfc Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member National Probation and Parole Association (member professional council 1958-1968), New England Conference Crime and Deliquency (treasurer 1960), Association Juvenile Compact Adminstrs. (president 1963-1964), Association Paroling.


Married Mary Agnes Daly, August 22, 1953. Children: John Michael, Robert Thomas, James, William.

Cornelius Humphrey Shea

Anne (Mahoney) Shea

Mary Agnes Daly

John Michael Shea

Robert Thomas Shea

James Shea

William Shea