Albert Shaw (journalist)

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Albert Shaw
Albert Shaw, Cyclopaedia 1899.png
Albert Shaw, c. 1899
Born (1857-07-23)July 23, 1857
Shandon, Ohio
Died June 25, 1947(1947-06-25) (aged 89)
Nationality American
Alma mater Johns Hopkins University
Scientific career
Doctoral advisor Richard T. Ely

Albert Shaw (July 23, 1857 – June 25, 1947) was a prominent American journalist and academic of the early 20th century.


Born in Shandon, Ohio, to the family of Dr. Griffin M. Shaw, Albert Shaw moved to Iowa in the spring of 1875, where he attended Iowa College (now Grinnell College) specializing in constitutional history and economic science and graduated in 1879. While a student, Shaw also worked as a journalist at the Grinnell Herald. In 1881 he entered Johns Hopkins University as a graduate student.

In 1883, Shaw secured a position on the Minneapolis Tribune but returned to Johns Hopkins to complete a Ph.D. His thesis, "Icaria: A Chapter in the History of Communism", was later translated and published in Germany. After graduation, he resumed work at the Tribune.

In 1888, Shaw took a sociological tour of Britain and the European continent. There he met British journalist and reformer William Thomas Stead, editor of the British journal Review of Reviews.

In the autumn of 1890 Shaw was elected professor of international law and political institutions at Cornell University but resigned the post in 1891 to accept Stead's invitation to establish an American edition of the Review of Reviews. Shaw served as editor-in-chief of this publication until it ceased publication in 1937, ten years before his death at the age of ninety.

Shaw married Elizabeth Leonard Bacon of Reading, Pennsylvania, on September 5, 1893.

Shaw was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in October 1893.[1]

Selected works[edit]

  • — (1891–1937). The American Monthly and Review of Reviews. Missing or empty |title= (help) Editor
  • — (1895). Municipal Government in Great Britain. New York: The Century Company. Retrieved 2009-07-11.
  • — (1903). Municipal Government in Continental Europe. New York: The MacMillan Company. Retrieved 2009-07-11.
  • — (1904). Business Career in its Public Relations. San Francisco: Paul Elder and Company. Retrieved 2009-07-11.
  • — (1907). Political Problems of American Development: The Columbia University Lectures. New York: Columbia University Press. Retrieved 2009-07-11.
  • — (1910). A Cartoon History of Roosevelt's Career. New York: The Review of Reviews Corporation. Retrieved 2009-07-11.
  • — (1929). Abraham Lincoln: His Path to the Presidency. New York: The Review of Reviews Corporation.
  • — (1929). Abraham Lincoln: The Year of His Election, 3rd Ed. New York: The Review of Reviews Corporation.



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