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Samuel Shaw

December 1768
October 23, 1827
Home Town:
Dighton, MA
Later Residences:
Castleton, VT
Biographical Notes:
Samuel Shaw was a United States Representative from Vermont. He was born in Dighton, Massachusetts. He received a limited schooling as a youth. He moved to Putney, Vermont and studied medicine and commenced practice in Castleton in 1789.

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 ...

Profession / Service
Political Party:
Democratic Republican
Federal Posts:
U.S. Representative (Vermont) 1808-1813
State Posts:
State Representative (Vermont) 1800-1807

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