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lawyer , politician

Lucien Shaw was the 18th Chief Justice of California and a prominent Republican politician in California during the early 20th century.


Shaw, Lucien was born on March 1, 1845 in Vevay, Indiana, United States. Son of William and Linda (Rous) Shaw.


Educated Vevay Academy. Bachelor of Laws, Indianapolis Law College, 1869. Doctor of Laws, University of California, 1922, University of Southern California, 1922.


Shaw served as a judge on the Superior Court of California from 1889 to 1902, and as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California from 1903 until he was promoted to the position of Chief Justice in 1921. After Shaw retired from the court, he joined the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company's Board of Directors. Shaw resided in Hermosa Beach, California, and died on March 19, 1933 in Glendale, California.

Shaw's son, Hartley, was a judge on the Los Angeles Superior Court.


Married Hannah J. Hartley, July 29, 1873.

William Shaw

Linda (Rous) Shaw

Hannah J. Hartley