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Guy Loren Shaw (May 16, 1881 – May 19, 1950) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Guy L. Shaw
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 20th district
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byHenry Thomas Rainey
Succeeded byHenry Thomas Rainey
Personal details
Born(1881-05-16)May 16, 1881
Summer Hill, Illinois
DiedMay 19, 1950(1950-05-19) (aged 69)
Normal, Illinois
Political partyRepublican

Born on a farm near Summer Hill, Illinois, Shaw attended the public schools and the College of Agriculture of the University of Illinois at Urbana. He engaged in agricultural pursuits and the development of overflow lands along the Illinois River. He served as delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1920.

Shaw was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress. He engaged in the real estate business in Beardstown, Illinois, and Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois. He moved to Normal, McLean County, Illinois, and continued agricultural pursuits, farm management, and the real estate business. He died in Normal, Illinois, May 19, 1950. He was interred in Bloomington Cemetery, Bloomington, Illinois.


  • United States Congress. "Guy L. Shaw (id: S000306)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry T. Rainey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 20th congressional district

March 4, 1921 - March 3, 1923
Succeeded by
Henry T. Rainey