John G. Shaw

John Gilbert Shaw ( * January 16, 1859 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, † July 21, 1932 ) was an American politician. Between 1895 and 1897 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Shaw attended the common schools and worked in naval stores trade. After a subsequent law degree in 1888 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started working in Fayetteville in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In 1888 he was a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina. Between 1890 and 1894 he was a prosecutor in Cumberland County.

In the congressional elections of 1894 Shaw was in the third constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Benjamin F. Grady on March 4, 1895. Since he has not been confirmed in 1896, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1897. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives John Shaw practiced as a lawyer again. Politically, he is no more have appeared. He died on July 21, 1932 in Fayetteville.