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William Henry Shields, American lawyer. Bar: United States District Court (eastern district) Tennessee 1963, Florida 1964, United States Tax Court 1956, United States District Court (middle and southern districts) Florida 1964, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1966, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1967.


Shields, William Henry was born on April 11, 1929 in Walland, Tennessee, United States. Son of John Elmer and Matilda Belle (Williams) Shields.


Bachelor, Maryville College, 1950. Juris Doctor, University Tennessee, 1953.


Sole practice, Maryville, Tennessee, 1953-1963. Partner Pavese, Shields et al, Fort Myers, Florida, from 1963. Chairman 2d Judicial Nominating Committee, 1976-1982.


Member Lee County Industrial Development Authority, Fort Myers, since 1976. Chairman Lee County Port Advisory Committee, 1970-1981. Chairman board trustees First Presbyterian Church, Fort Myers.

Member Florida Bar Association (president Lee County chapter 1981-1982), Tennessee Bar Association (president Blount County chapter 1961-1962). Clubs: United States Power Squadron (Fort Myers). Lodges: Masons.


  • Other Interests

    Sailing, baseball, piano.


Married Jeane Ione Pelton, October 12, 1952. Children: David William, Kathy Jean.