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Lawyer

William Alfred Shea, American lawyer. Shea Stadium in New York City named in his honor.

Background

Shea, William Alfred was born on June 21, 1907 in New York City. Son of Ashley P. and Olive L. (Martin) Shea.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown University, 1931. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Georgetown University, 1971. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), St. Johns University, 1973.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), St. Francis College, 1974. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Long Island University, 1986.

Career

Partner Shea & Gould, New York City. Counsel liquidation bureau New York State Banking Department, 1934-1936. Assistant general counsel to superintendent insurance New York State, 1936-1941.

Member New York State Insurance Board, 1956. Trustee emeritus, secretary, general counsel Cross Land Savings, Financial Stability Board. Director, general counsel Interboro Mutual Indemnity Insurance Company, New York City.

Board directors National Benefit Life Insurance Company, New York City, Companion Life Insurance Company.

Achievements

  • Shea Stadium in New York City named in his honor.

Membership

Vice Chairman of the Board Benjamin N. Cardozo School Law, New York City, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York, Taft Institute Two-Party Government. Member American Bar Association, Federal Bar assosiation, New York State Bar Association, Association of Bar City of New York, New York County Lawyer's Association, Brooklyn Bar Association, Lawyer's Club of Brooklyn, Sands Point Golf Club, Sky Club, University Club.

Connections

Married May Nora Shaw, September 16, 1937. Children: William A. Junior, Kathy Ann Anfuso, Patricia A. Ryan.

father:
Ashley P. Shea

mother:
Olive L. (Martin) Shea

spouse:
May Nora Shaw

child:
William A. Junior Shea

child:
Kathy Ann Anfuso Shea

child:
Patricia A. Ryan Shea