12/04/1836 - 11/21/1919

SHAW, Edmund, a Representative from Blair County; born, December 4, 1836 in Decatur Township, Clearfield County, Pa.; attended, Cassville Seminary; attended, Millersville State Normal School (now Millersville University of Pennsylvania); graduated, University of Michigan Law School, 1867; sergeant major, Company K, 110th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1861-1864, Civil War; prisoner of war, 1863); clerk, Provost Marshal’s Office, War Department, Washington, DC (1864, Civil War); teacher; lawyer (1868-1919); elected, prosecuting attorney, Berkley County, WV (1871-1873); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Republican in 1884 and 1886; not a candidate for reelection to House in (1888); elected, select council, Altoona (1899-1900); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1900); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (1906); died, November 21, 1919 in Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania; interred, Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

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