Recognizing the Accomplishments of Meriden's Citizens

The Meriden Hall of Fame Association was established in 1975 to honor prominent people, living or deceased, who live or have lived in Meriden, who have distinguished themselves over time in their professional and public lives, and in so doing, have brought honor to the City of Meriden. Permanent plaques and other appropriate memorabilia pay tribute to the inductees. Currently, the plaques of Hall of Fame inductees are on display at the Meriden City Hall.

Featured Inductee

William T Shea (Law/Government/Military)

1930 –

William T. Shea was born in 1930 in Springfield, Massachusetts and moved to Meriden in 1936, where he and his wife Janice still reside today.  He graduated from Meriden High School, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the Wharton School of Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania, and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  Mr. Shea opened a law practice in Meriden in 1955 and re...

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The Meriden Hall of Fame Inductees are proudly displayed on the walls at City Hall.