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W.A. Shaw W.A. Shaw
Full Name: William Augustus Shaw
Date of birth: April 15, 1827
Date of death: September 30, 1900

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 9 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th   Democrat Clarksville / Red River   Red River, Titus
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • SHAW, WILLIAM AUGUSTUS (1827-1900). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, N.A. Shaw, birth date 5/19/1863 in Chickasaw County, Missisippi, relatives: W.A. Shaw - father, N.A. Shaw - son. Notes W.A. Shaw was member of 12th Legislature [sic]. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Other Resources
  • William Augustus Gus Shaw, birth date 4/15/1827 in Green County, Alabama, died 1900 in Clarkesville, Red River County, Texas, son Gus Shaw, born about 1860. Shaw Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • W.A. Shaw, Clarkesville, Red River County, born in Alabama, farmer, age 45 [born ca. 1828]. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
  • William/W.A. Shaw, Clarkesville, Red River County, born April 1827 in Alabama, spouse Caladonia, born May 1832. Census of 1870 and 1900. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Obituary, "A Prominent Texan Dead: Col. W.A. Shaw of Clarkesville Passed Away at Dallas," Houston Daily Post, 10/2/1900, p. 10, crediting UNT Libraries. Death date 9/30/1900, "he was an intense Democrat and an active participant in the bitter contests back in the 70s," mentions son Gus (N.A.) Shaw. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.A. Shaw, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.A. Shaw, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Pictorial Monogram of the State Government of Texas 1873 (DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection). DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection..
  • Committee Informationtop
    13th R.S. - 1873
    Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
    Indian Affairs  
    Internal Improvements  
    Private Land Claims  

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