Francis Shackelford (c1909-1973) was the United States General Counsel of the Army from 1950 to 1952 and Assistant Secretary of the Army (General Management) from 1952 to 1953.
In 1950, President of the United States Harry Truman named Shackelford General Counsel of the Army, with Shackelford holding this office from July 24, 1950 until August 25, 1952. On August 26, 1952, he became Assistant Secretary of the Army (General Management), holding this office until January 20, 1953.
Leaving government service in 1953, Shackelford became general counsel of Magic Chef, a position he would hold until his death twenty years later. Shackelford was married to the former Renee Marie Fletcher, and was living in Cleveland, Tennessee at the time of his death. After Shackelford underwent open heart surgery in Birmingham, Alabama, doctors were unable to revive him, and he died on November 30, 1973.
- "Francis Shackelford", New York Times, Dec. 7, 1973.
- James E. Hewes, Jr., From Root to McNamara: Army Organization and Administration (1975), pp. 381-382.
- "Francis Shackelford, Truman Army Official", Washington Post, Dec. 2, 1973.
|General Counsel of the Army
July 24, 1950 – August 25, 1952
Bernard A. Monaghan
|Assistant Secretary of the Army (General Management)
August 26, 1952 – January 20, 1953
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