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Herbert Bell Shaw, American bishop. Recipient scroll of honor Omicron Alpha chapter Omega Psi Phi, 1970, plaque of honor, 1971. Member National Committee Negro Churchmen (president 1967-1980, Chairman, Board Of Directors).


Shaw, Herbert Bell was born on February 9, 1908 in Wilmington, North Carolina, United States. Son of John Henry and Lummie Virginia (Hodges) Shaw.


Student Fisk U., Howard U. Doctor of Divinity, Livingstone College, Salisbury, North Carolina.


Ordained elder African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 1928, elected bishop, 1952. Pastor, 1929-1937; presiding elder Wilmington district, Cape Fear Conference, 1937-1943. Secretary-treasurer department home missions, pensions, and ministerial relief, 1943-1952, presiding bishop 1st Episcopal District, 1952-1956, 6th Episcopal District, 1956-1960, 3d Episcopal District, 1960-1968, 2d Episcopal District, 1968-1972, 1st Episcopal District, 1972-1980.

Delaware 8th World Methodist Conference, Oxford, England, 1950, 9th Conference, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, 1956. Delegate, vice president 10th Conference, Oslo, Norway, 1961, delegate 11th Conference, London, 1966, delegate, member presidium 12th Conference, Denver, 1971. Delegate 3d assembly World Council Churches, New Delhi, 1961.

Member delegation National Council Churches as special guest Russian Orthodox Church to Soviet Union, 1962. Vice president-at-large National Council Churches of Christ in United States of America, 1970-1973. Member presidium World Methodist Council, 1971-1980.

Chairman curriculum committee department Christian education African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Board directors Community Boys Club American, Wilmington 4-H Club Foundation North Carolina. Chairman of the board of trustees Livingstone College.

Trustee Clinton Junior College, Rock Hill, South Carolina., Lomax-Hannon College, Greenville, Alabama, Johnson Memorial Institute, Batesville Mississippi.


Member National Committee Negro Churchmen (president 1967-1980, Chairman, Board Of Directors).


Married September 1, 1931.

John Henry Shaw

Lummie Virginia (Hodges) Shaw

September 1