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Richard Fottrell Shelton, Philippine, American investment executive. Decorated Air medal with 2 oak leaf clusters.


Shelton, Richard Fottrell was born on May 23, 1929 in Cebu, Philippines. Son of Edward Mason and Emily (Fottrell) Shelton.


Bachelor of Arts, Stanford University, 1950.


Account executive, Merrill Lynch, Pierce Fenner & Smith, 1954-1963;branch manager, then regional partner, Paine, Webber, Jackson & Curtis, Inc., San Francisco, 1963-1971;senior vice president, division director, Paine, Webber, Jackson & Curtis, Inc., 1972-1982;also director, Paine, Webber, Jackson & Curtis, Inc. general partner, then senior vice president, managing director, Hambrecht & Quist, 1982-1985;president, California Investment Trust Fund Group, San Francisco, since 1985.


President board of trustees Children's Cancer Research Institute, San Francisco, 1980-1982, Katherine Burke School, 1976-1978. President The Guardsmen, 1964-1965. Treasurer board of trustees Santa Catalina School, 1982-1985.

Commissioner Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, since 1987, Asian Art Museum Foundation, since 1987. Served to First lieutenant United States Air Force, 1950-1954. Member Burlingame Country Club (Hillsborough, California), Pacific-Union Club, Bohemian Club, Kappa Sigma.


Married Nan Dodson, 1955 (divorced 1962). Children: Leslie, Anita. Married Patricia Brooks, 1964 (deceased 1968).

1 child, Celia; married Sydney Walton, 1973 (deceased 1994). Stepchildren: Suzanne, Peter, Jenny.

Edward Mason Shelton

Emily (Fottrell) Shelton

Nan Dodson

Patricia Brooks

Sydney Walton

Leslie Shelton

Anita Shelton

Celia Shelton

Suzanne Shelton

Peter Shelton

Jenny Shelton