SHAW, Frank Thomas, (1841 - 1923)


SHAW, Frank Thomas, a Representative from Maryland; born in Woodsboro, Frederick County, Md., October 7, 1841; attended the common schools and was graduated from the medical department of the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1864; engaged in the practice of medicine in Uniontown, Carroll County, Md., until November 1873; elected clerk of the circuit court for Carroll County in 1873; reelected in 1879 and served until 1885, when he resigned; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); chairman, Committee on Accounts (Fiftieth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1888; member of the State house of delegates in 1890; State tax commissioner 1890-1894; appointed by President Cleveland as collector of customs for the port of Baltimore and served from May 5, 1894, to May 24, 1898; adviser to the clerk of the circuit court 1915-1921; resided in Westminster, Carroll County, Md., until his death, February 24, 1923; interment in Westminster Cemetery.