George B. Shaw

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Not to be confused with the Anglo-Irish playwright and social thinker George Bernard Shaw.
George B. Shaw
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1893 – August 27, 1894
Preceded by Frank P. Coburn
Succeeded by Michael Griffin
Personal details
Born (1854-03-12)March 12, 1854
Alma, New York
Died August 27, 1894(1894-08-27) (aged 40)
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Political party Republican

George Bullen Shaw (March 12, 1854 – August 27, 1894) was a lumberman and U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.


Born in Alma, New York, Shaw moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin in 1856 with his father. He attended the public schools and graduated from the International Business College, Chicago, Illinois, in 1871. He engaged in the lumber manufacturing business. He served as Supreme Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias of the World from July 1890 to August 1892.

Public office[edit]

He served as member of the Common Council of Eau Claire 1876-1887, and as mayor of Eau Claire in 1888 and 1889. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1884.

Shaw was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third Congress representing Wisconsin's 7th congressional district serving from March 4, 1893, until his death in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, August 27, 1894. He was interred in Lake View Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Frank P. Coburn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1893 - August 27, 1894
Succeeded by
Michael Griffin