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George B. Shaw

George B. Shaw

George Bullen Shaw (March 12, 1854 – August 27, 1894) was a lumberman and U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.

George B. Shaw
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1893  August 27, 1894
Preceded byFrank P. Coburn
Succeeded byMichael Griffin
Personal details
Born(1854-03-12)March 12, 1854
Alma, New York
DiedAugust 27, 1894(1894-08-27) (aged 40)
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Political partyRepublican


Born in Alma, New York, Shaw moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin in 1856 with his father. He attended the public schools and graduated from the International Business College, Chicago, Illinois, in 1871. He engaged in the lumber manufacturing business. He served as Supreme Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias of the World from July 1890 to August 1892.

Public office

He served as member of the Common Council of Eau Claire 1876–1887, and as mayor of Eau Claire in 1888 and 1889. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1884.

Shaw was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third Congress representing Wisconsin's 7th congressional district serving from March 4, 1893, until his death in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, August 27, 1894. He was interred in Lake View Cemetery.

See also


  • United States Congress. "George B. Shaw (id: S000305)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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