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Mary Elizabeth Shaw, American writer. Licensed real estate broker, Texas; certified teacher, Texas. Recipient Honorary Mention award for Children's Fiction, Tulsa Friends of the Library., 1983, Honorary Mention-Golden Pen award Southwest Writers Conference, 1988, 1st Place award for Young Adult Fiction Association Authors Children's Literature Conference, 1978, Honorary Mention Young Adult Novel, Golden Triangle Writers Guild.


Shaw, Mary Elizabeth was born on March 11, 1929 in Houston, Texas, United States. Daughter of William Elmo and Mary Elizabeth (Caldwell) Merrem.


Associate of Arts, Stephens College, 1947. Bachelor, University Texas, 1949.


Public relations representative Houston area, B. R. Martin and Associations, Skokie, Illinois, 1957-1958; junior executive trainee, Foleys, Houston, 1959; leasing agent, Center Apartment Rentals, Houston, 1968-1970; broker-sales associate, Jim West and Company, Realtors, Houston, 1970-1977; manager, CyFair Office, Houston, 1980-1982; sales associate, John Daugherty, Realtors, Houston, 1977-1978; independent broker, Mary Lib Williams, Realtor, Houston, 1978-1980; manager, Clegg and Company, Realtors, Houston, 1982.


  • Licensed real estate broker, Texas. Certified teacher, Texas.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor stories to children's publications.


Member American Association of University Women, Austin Writers League, Texas Association Realtors, Alamo Writers.


  • Other Interests

    Growing orchids, gardening.


Married Arthur Lee Forbes III, December 28, 1948 (divorced 1957). Married Dana S. Williams, October 16, 1959 (divorced 1967). Children: Dana D. Forbes, Andrea M. Williams O'Neal, Rolfe Merrem Williams.

Married Alan Bosworth Shaw, September 3, 1982.

William Elmo Merrem

Mary Elizabeth (Caldwell) Merrem

Arthur Lee Forbes III

Dana S. Williams

Alan Bosworth Shaw

Andrea M. Williams O'Neal Shaw

Dana D. Forbes Shaw

Rolfe Merrem Williams Shaw