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Henry Marchmore SHAW

(1819-1864)

SHAW, Henry Marchmore, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Newport, R.I., November 20, 1819; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1838 and began practice in Indiantown, Camden County, N.C.; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Thirty-fourth Congress; elected to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1859); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Thirty-sixth Congress; served as a colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War and was killed near New Bern, N.C., November 1, 1864; interment in the cemetery at Shawboro, Currituck County, N.C.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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