Shaw held several local offices in Exeter, New Hampshire before he was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843). He died in Exeter in 1843, shortly after leaving Congress, and was buried in Bride Hill Cemetery in Hampton.
- United States Congress. "Tristram Shaw (id: S000311)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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