SHAW, Albert Duane, (1841 - 1901)


SHAW, Albert Duane, a Representative from New York; born in Lyme, Jefferson County, N.Y., December 21, 1841; attended Belleville and Union Academies and St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y.; enlisted as a private in Company A, Thirty-fifth Regiment, New York Volunteers, in June 1861 and served out the term of enlistment; appointed a special agent of the War Department in 1863, stationed at provost marshal’s headquarters in Watertown, N.Y., and served until the close of the war; member of the State assembly in 1866; appointed colonel of the Thirty-sixth Regiment, New York National Guard, in 1867, and resigned to accept the position of United States consul at Toronto, Canada, in 1868; promoted to United States consul at Manchester, England, in 1878; elected department commander of the Grand Army of the Republic of New York in 1896; unanimously elected commander in chief at the national encampment in 1899; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles A. Chickering; reelected to the Fifty-seventh Congress and served from November 6, 1900, until his death in Washington, D.C., on February 10, 1901, before the close of the Fifty-sixth Congress; interment in Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y.