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Former U.S. Congressman and ISHOF Gold Medallion Recipient
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. Passes Away at 74

ISHOF sadly announces the passing of our 2005 Gold Medallion Recipient, former U.S. Congressman E. Clay Shaw, Jr. on September 10th, after a long fight against cancer, he was 74. Mr. Shaw, a former mayor of Fort Lauderdale, was first elected to Congress in 1980, and he survived spirited challenges over three decades, only to lose to Ron Klein in a Democratic wave in 2006.

Mr. Shaw was a lifelong swimmer and was captain of the Miami Edison High School swim team. He led the Miami Edison team against rival schools in Broward County, including Fort Lauderdale High, where he swam at the famed saltwater Casino Pool on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The Casino was the predecessor of the Hall of Fame Pool where his children would swim growing up in Fort Lauderdale. Clay would later go on to compete in the AAU Junior Olympics. Recreationally, he was a lifeguard at La Gorce Country Club on Miami Beach.

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