Party affiliation: member Church of God.
Virginia Elaine Shaw, American nursing administrator. Registered Nurse, Illinois; certified nursing home administrator, in nursing administration, teacher, Illinois. Volunteer reader Radio Information Service, Blind and Print Handicapped, Mount Carmel, since 1987. Member Organization Nurse Executives (chairman Illinois nominating committee), Daughters of the American Revolution, Beta Sigma Phi.
- Surgical staff nurse, Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney, 1961-1962;office nurse, J.R. Morray, Doctor of Medicine Flora, Illinois, 1962-1964;staff nurse, head medical-surgical nurse, Clay County Hospital, Flora, 1965-1970;school nurse, teacher, Flora Community Schools, 1970-1980;surgical-infection control-in-service staff nurse, Wabash General Hospital, Mount Carmel, Illinois, 1980-1981;director nursing service, Wabash General Hospital, Mount Carmel, Illinois, since 1981. Chairman nursing advising committee Illinois Eastern Community College District, Olney, 1990. Member of advisory county Region 5 Diabetes Regional Committee, Mount Vernon, 1990.