ALFRED W. SHIELDS
Through more than three decades Alfred W. Shields has been a member of the Ohio bar and since 1910 has practiced
in Toledo, confining his attention to corporation law. His through preparation and his clear and cogent presentation
of a cause have been salient elements in the attainment of his present day success. He comes to Ohio from the Old
Dominion, his birth having occurred in Cartersville, Virginia, April 3, 1871, his parents being Dr. Thomas P. and
Elizabeth J. (Ford) Shields. He was quite young when his parents left Virginia to become residents of Ohio and
he was reared in Union county, where he pursued his early education in the public schools. He afterward attended
Central College and in preparation for a professional' career entered the Washington and Lee University at Lexington,
Virginia, there qualifying for the bar. In 1891 the LL. B. degree was conferred upon him and in the following year
he was admitted to the Ohio bar at Columbus, where he located for practice and continued to follow his profession
until 1910. He then came to Toledo and through the intervening period of thirteen years has devoted his attention
successfully to law practice here, his clientele continually increasing, and the court records now bear testimony
to many favorable verdicts which he has won. He has gained an enviable reputation as a corporation attorney and
his capability is shown in the successful manner in which he handles his cases. He belongs to the Franklin County
and the Ohio State Bar associations.
On the 1st of December, 1903, Mr. Shields was married to Almeda H. Houstle of Columbus, Ohio. He is a Mason, connected
with Toledo Lodge, No. 144, F. & A. M.; Toledo Chapter, No. 161, R. A. M.; Toledo Council, No. 33, R. &
S. M.; Toledo Commanery, No. 7, K. T.; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Toledo; and Zenobia Temple, A.
A. O. N. M. S., of Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Shields is also identified with the Knights of Pythias and the Anthony Wayne
Chapter, Ohio Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He belongs to the Maumee River Yacht Club, an association
that indicates largely the nature of his recreation. He is an earnest supporter of the Chamber of Commerce and
its public spirited purposes and his religious faith is indicated in his membership in the Episcopal church.
Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
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Lucas County, Ohio Biographies
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