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Philip Anderson Shelton, American criminal investigator, writer. Certified criminal investigator, California; licensed private investigator, California. Recipient Honor for Bravery World Secret Service Organization, 1960; grantee California Cattlemen's Association, 1956, Federal Defender Program, Washington, 1978.


Shelton, Philip Anderson was born on July 3, 1938 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States. Son of Philip Anderson and Mildred Evelyn (Wendt) Shelton.


Student, Chico (California) State College, 1957. Student, University California, Davis, 1962. Student, Sacramento State University, 1975.

Bachelor of Science in Criminology, University Alabama, 1996. Postgraduate in Writing, Norwich University, since 1996.


Fraud investigator, Philip A. Shelton Professional Investigations, Sacramento, 1960-1964;owner, operator, Philip A. Shelton Professional Investigations, Sacramento, 1964-1977;chief investigator, Yolo County Conflict Defense, Woodland, California, 1966-1969;investigator, Federal Public Defender, Sacramento, 1975;chief investigator, Federal Public Defender, Fresno, 1977-1978;chief investigator, Santa Barbara (California) County Public Defender, 1978-1996;director, California Death Penalty Review and Re-investigation, Santa Barbara, since 1996.


  • Certified criminal investigator, California. Licensed private investigator, California.


  • Other Work

    • Author short stories and novella.


Board of directors Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1980-1984. Founding member Gifted And Talented Education School Program, Santa Barbara, 1980-1985. Member, group leader City/County Disaster Superior vena cava syndrome, Santa Barbara, 1980-1989.

Member World Association Detectives, Association British Detectives, Council International Investigators, California Association License Investigators (co-founder 1966, Svc.award 1969), Institute Personal Injury Investigators (director, co-founder since 1966), Defense Investigators Association.


  • Other Interests

    Printing, designing, amateur radio, lecturing, acting.


1 child, Thane Kevit.

Philip Anderson Shelton

Mildred Evelyn (Wendt) Shelton

Thane Kevit Shelton