1854 – Rep. George Shaw

On this date, George Bullen Shaw was born in Alma, Allegany County, N.Y. Shaw moved to Eau Claire in 1856 with his father and attended public schools. He graduated college in Chicago in 1871 and worked in the lumber industry. Shaw was a member of the Common Council of Eau Claire from 1876 to 1887 and served as mayor of Eau Claire in 1888 and 1889. He was also a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1884 and elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third Congress, where he served from March 4, 1893, until his death in Eau Claire on August 27, 1894. He is buried in Lake View Cemetery.