|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Massachusetts's 7th district
March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1821
|Preceded by||John W. Hulbert|
|Succeeded by||Henry W. Dwight|
|Died||October 17, 1857|
Peekskill, New York
Born near Putney, Vermont, Shaw completed preparatory studies. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Albany, New York, in 1810. He moved to Lanesboro, Massachusetts, in 1813.
Shaw was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 15th and 16th United States Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1817, to March 3, 1821. He served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1824-1830 and 1833, and served in the Massachusetts State Senate in 1835.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in 1845 and moved to New York City in 1848. He was a member of that city's Board of Education, and was a member of the Common Council. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (New York Co., 10th D.) in 1853. Shaw moved to Newburgh, New York in 1854, and died in Peekskill, New York on October 17, 1857. He was interred in the Lower Cemetery, Lanesboro, Massachusetts.
- "Our Campaigns - MA Governor Race - Nov 10, 1845". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
- Crosby, Nathan. Annual obituary notices of eminent persons who have died in the United States for 1857, p.326-27 (1858)
- Biographical Introduction to The complete works of Josh Billings (Henry W. Shaw), p. xiv (1876)
- United States Congress. "Henry Shaw (id: S000307)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
John W. Hulbert
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 7th congressional district
1817 – 1821
Henry W. Dwight
|New York Assembly|
| New York State Assembly
New York County, 10th District
Joseph W. Savage