Henry Shaw Edit Profile
Born near Putney, Vermont, Shaw completed preparatory studies. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Albany, New York, in 1810.
He moved to Lanesboro, Massachusetts, in 1813. Shaw was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 15th and 16th United States Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1817, to March 3, 1821. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Massachusetts and moved to New York City in 1848.
Shaw moved to Newburgh, New York in 1854, and died in Peekskill, New York on October 17, 1857. He was interred in the Lower Cemetery, Lanesboro, Massachusetts.
Member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Massachusetts, 15th-16th congresses, 1817-1821. Member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1824-1830, 33, Massachusetts Senate, 1835. Member New York City Board Education, 1849.
Member New York City Common Council, 1850-1851. Member of New York State Assembly, 1853.