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William Augustine Shands

advertising executive.

William Augustine Shands, American advertising executive. Member nat. council Episcopalian Church, 1952-1958.; Member Florida Senate, 1940-1958, president Senate, 1957-1958.

Background

Shands, William Augustine was born on July 21, 1889 in Bronson, Florida, United States. Son of Thomas Walter and Coris Annie (Parker) Shands.

Education

Honorary Doctor of Laws U. Florida, 1960.

Career

1 daughter, Elizabeth (Mistress Sam T. Dell, Junior). Became vice president Shands & Baker, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida, 1935, now Chairman of the Board. (Florida Rock Products, Inc., Brooksville, All Florida Sand Company, Inc., Jacksonville, Consolidated into Shands & Baker, Inc.).

Advisor Florida Power & Light Company, Inc.

Membership

Member nat. council Episcopalian Church, 1952-1958. Member Florida Senate, 1940-1958, president Senate, 1957-1958.

Connections

Married Catherine London Hawkins, June 12, 1912.

father:
Thomas Walter Shands

mother:
Coris Annie (Parker) Shands

spouse:
Catherine London Hawkins