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SHAW, John Gilbert (1859-1932)

SHAW, JOHN GILBERT, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., January 16, 1859; attended the common schools; engaged in the naval-stores business; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1888 and commenced practice in Fayetteville; member of the State house of representatives in 1888; prosecuting attorney for Cumberland County 1890-1894; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Fayetteville, N.C., until his death in that city on July 21, 1932; interment in Cross Creek Cemetery.

North Carolina Division of Archives and History
Archives and Records Section
Raleigh, NC
Papers: In the Roanoke Colony Memorial Association. Records, 1894-1939. 4 folders.
Correspondents include John G. Shaw.