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Richard Craig Shelby Edit Profile

United States Senator from Alabama

Richard Craig Shelby, American Senator, former congressman. Bar: Alabama 1961, District of Columbia 1979. Active Boy Scouts American; president Tuscaloosa County Mental Health Association, 1969-1970; Board of Governors National Legislation Conference, 1975-1978. Member American Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Tuscaloosa County Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Exch. Club.

Background

Shelby, Richard Craig was born on May 6, 1934 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of O.H. and Alice L. (Skinner) Shelby.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Alabama, 1957. Bachelor of Laws, University Alabama, 1963.

Career

Law clerk, Supreme Court of the Alabama, 1961-1962;practice law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1963-1979;prosecutor, City of Tuscaloosa, 1964-1970;special assistant attorney general, State of Alabama, 1969-1970;United States magistrate, Northern District of Alabama, 1966-1970;member, Alabama State Senate, 1970-1978;member, 96th-99th Congresses from 7th Alabama district, 1979-1987;member energy and commerce committeemember veterans affairs committeeUnited States senator from Alabama, since 1987;member commission on appropriations, commission on banking, housing, and urban affairs, chairman select commission on intelligence, special commission on aging.

Achievements

  • Bar: Alabama 1961, District of Columbia 1979.

Membership

Active Boy Scouts American. President Tuscaloosa County Mental Health Association, 1969-1970. Board governors National Legislation Conference, 1975-1978.

Member American Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Tuscaloosa County Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, American Judiciary Society, Exchange Club, Tuscaloosa County Mental Heatgh Association(former president).

Connections

Married Annette Nevin, June 11, 1960. Children: Richard Craig, Claude Nevin.

father:
O.H. Shelby

mother:
Alice L. (Skinner) Shelby

spouse:
Annette Nevin

children:
Richard Craig Shelby

Claude Nevin Shelby