Asa S. Shaw, a native of New York, was justice of the peace in 1828 Springfield. John Todd Stuart in 1881 recalled Shaw as “possessed of a very strong intellect, good judgment and superior business qualifications,” but said Shaw “succumbed in the meridian of life” to alcoholism.
Shaw’s office is at location No. 10 on the reconstructed map of 1828 Springfield. His home is listed as No. 34.
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