Shaw was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives 1800–1807. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Tenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Witherell and was reelected to the Eleventh and Twelfth Congresses and served from September 6, 1808, to March 3, 1813. He is well known for being jailed for libel against John Adams.
He served in the United States Army during the War of 1812 as hospital surgeon from April 6, 1813, to June 15, 1815, when he was honorably discharged. He was reinstated on ...
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