Harold is a graduate of Angelo State University in 1973 with a BBA in Accounting. Immediately after graduation he went to work for Arthur Anderson & Company in their Dallas office. He received his Certified Public Accounting certificate in August of 1974.
Harold returned to West Texas in January 1975 working for accounting firms in Abilene and San Angelo. In 1976 Harold joined General Telephone of the Southwest as senior internal auditor. He held various positions in accounting with General Telephone until January 1983 when he returned to public accounting as a sole practitioner as Harold W. Shelburne CPA. That endeavor has grown into the firm serving client in San Angelo and Winters and surrounding area.
Harold and LaQueta were married in 1970 and have three daughters Mercyla Fly, Mesha Millsap and Meagan Hunnicutt. Harold is activity member in the First United Church of San Angelo. He been active in youth sports activities for children and grandchildren thought the San Angelo Soccer Association and the YMCA. He was treasurer for the Central High Booster Club for eleven years.