Robert Shaw (Canadian politician)

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Robert Shaw (September 2, 1845 – March 22, 1882) was a lawyer[1] and political figure in Prince Edward Island. He represented 3rd Queens in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1879 to 1882 as a Conservative member.

He was born in New Perth, Prince Edward Island, the son of Robert Shaw and Jane Williams,[1] and educated at Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown and Dalhousie College in Halifax, Nova Scotia.[2] Shaw then studied law and was called to the bar in 1870.[1] In 1873, he married Florence Yuill. He lived in Charlottetown.[2]

Shaw died in office in Charlottetown at the age of 36.[1]

His brother Cyrus also served in the provincial assembly.


  1. ^ a b c d Weeks, Blair (2002). Minding the House: A Biographical Guide to Prince Edward Island MLAs. Acorn Press. ISBN 1-894838-01-7. 
  2. ^ a b The Canadian parliamentary companion and annual register, 1880 CH Mackintosh