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William Shanahan (Patrick Shanahan Son) Wiki, Bio, Mother (Kimberly Jordinson), Siblings, Girlfriend

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William Shanahan Biography

William Shanahan is the son of Patrick Shanahan and Kimberly Jordinson. He allegedly once attacked his mother in 2011 over allegations that he was having an affair with a 36-year-old woman.

William graduated from the University of Washington in 2018. His is a manager with Aviation Technical Services in Seattle. According to his LinkedIn page, he is an “experienced corporate development analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the aviation and aerospace industry.”

William Shanahan Parents

William is the son of Patrick Shanahan and Kimberly Jordinson. His parents separated in 2010 and later divorced. During an interview with Seattle Times in 2008, Patrick said his work life, at the time he had been working for Boeing, had caused a rift in his family. At the time Shanahan was based in Seattle while his family was living in Virginia.

William Shanahan Father

William’s father, Patrick Shanahan was the U.S. acting Defense Secretary until June 18, 2019, when he withdrew his nomination following an investigation by FBI on a domestic dispute from nine years ago involving him and Kimberly.

Stranahan’s statement on his decision to withdraw from secretary of defense consideration read; “After having been confirmed for deputy secretary less than two years ago, it is unfortunate that such a painful and deeply personal family situation from long ago is being dredged up and painted in an incomplete and therefore misleading way as a result of this nomination process.

Though my marriage ended in sorrow and disappointment, I never laid a hand on my then-wife and cooperated fully in a thorough law enforcement investigation that resulted in her being charged with assault against me—charges which I had dropped in the interest of my family. Our story is not dissimilar to those of the many families facing the difficult challenges that come when a loved one struggles with substance abuse and other emotional issues as is the case with my former wife.

I wish nothing but the best for her and regret that my children’s privacy has been violated and they are being forced to relive a tragic situation that we have worked so hard as a family to put behind us.”

William Shanahan Mother

William’s mother, Kimberly Jordinson is a businesswoman and interior designer. She began her career at the NRA and later moved on to DFI, a management consulting company in D.C., and becoming a Senior Partner. She then moved on to Heidrick & Struggles. She was later recruited to MCI and was promoted to Director of Strategy.

She left her career and became self-employed. She is the owner of KGJ Interior Design and KGJ Properties Management.

William Shanahan Siblings

William has two siblings, two daughters Caili and Jordan.

William Shanahan Girlfriend

William is engaged to a woman known as Emily Summers. He has Emily’s name tattooed on his chest.

William Shanahan and his fiancee Emily
William Shanahan and his fiancee Emily

William Shanahan Hit His Mother

In 2011, at the age of 17, William was accused of hitting his mother with a baseball bat. The pair had allegedly gotten into an argument over William’s affair with a 36-year-old woman.

According to court documents William allegedly hit his mother with a baseball bat after pinning her against a bathroom wall. He then left his mother “to lie in a pool of blood” and then “unplugged the landline phone cord depriving the victim… the use of 911 to render aid.”

During his parent’s divorce, William’s mother said she was hit in the back of the head by the bat. William’s father defended his son saying he acted in self dense. Shanahan alleged that his wife had been subjected to harassment for three hours before the altercation turned violent. Shanahan told the Washington Post in June 2019 that he did not defend his son anymore following the incident.

In 2012 William pleaded guilty of aggravated battery in the case. He was sentenced to 18 months at a youth camp “in lieu of incarceration” in addition to paying court fees and fines as well as four years of probation. The probation was cancelled one year early after he complied with the court.

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