W.A. Shaw

William Augustus Shaw

Full Name: William Augustus Shaw
Date of birth: April 15, 1827
Date of death: September 30, 1900

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 9 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th   Democrat Clarksville / Red River   Red River, Titus

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House District 9
Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874
Legislatures: 13th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Clarksville / Red River
Counties in district: Red River, Titus

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Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • William Augustus Gus Shaw, birth date 4/15/1827 in Green County, Alabama, died 1900 in Clarkesville, Red River County, Texas, son Gus Shaw, born about 1860. Shaw Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • W.A. Shaw, Clarkesville, Red River County, born in Alabama, farmer, age 45 [born ca. 1828]. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
  • Census of 1870 - William Shaw, Red River County, age 42, born circa 1828 in Alabama, farmer, living in household with Caladonia and children.
    Census of 1900 - W.A. Shaw, Clarksville, Red River County, age 73, born April 1827 in Alabama, landlord, wife Caladonia. FamilySearch. 1870 1900
  • Obituary, "A Prominent Texan Dead: Col. W.A. Shaw of Clarkesville Passed Away at Dallas," The Houston Daily Post, 10/2/1900, p. 10. Death date 9/30/1900, "he was an intense Democrat and an active participant in the bitter contests back in the 70s," mentions son Gus (N.A.) Shaw. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. W.A. Shaw, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.A. Shaw, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs

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13th R.S. - 1873
Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
Indian Affairs  
Internal Improvements  
Private Land Claims  

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