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September 11, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 11, 2013
I will forever be indebted to Congressman Shaw for giving me my first big break in 1984. My prayers are with Emilie and his wonderfully large family. May God bless and keep him.
September 11, 2013
Our sincere condolences to Emily and the Shaw family. South Florida was very fortunate to have been represented by such a true gentleman and statesman for so many years!
September 11, 2013
YOU WILL BE MISS. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
September 11, 2013
I wanted to convey my deepest sympathies. The bible states " A name is better than good oil, and the day of death than the day of one's being born" Ecclesiastes 7:1 It is not easy to live a life of integrity. So serving in the capacity of a congressman is quite an undertaking. We are all indebted to men like him who maintain the fabric of honesty and justice. The God of justice never forgets faithful men. Hebrews 6:10
September 11, 2013
No political figure ever did more for Fort Lauderdale. RIP
September 11, 2013
Congressman Shaw, great Representative, always Honest. One of his favorite lines I love: I don't have a good enough memory to lie..RIP Clay
September 11, 2013
The sad news of Clay's passing made it half-way around the world to my location by morning. Clay loved and paid so much attention to Africa, long before his tenure as Trade Subcommittee chair. Although I served as his Deputy Chief of Staff only 2 years, I had admired his statesmanship and gentlemanly manner for a decade prior while staffing his colleague. No doubt, that period led to my marrying into a South Florida family of "Clay Shaw Democrats" who admired him as much as I did.

Anyone who knew Clay Shaw liked him. I was lucky to call him boss, friend & mentor; together we endured 9/11/01 in his Capitol Hill office & election nite 2000 in Broward/PB/Miami-Dade, plus re-counts and redistricting and other, bigger wins like the landmark Everglades bill. His evenhanded presence is missed at times like these...

But even more, we miss true partnerships like his with Emilie. When an Assistant Secretary at Treasury interviewed me for a job and asked "what did you learn working for Clay Shaw?" I stunned him with my reply: "What a good marriage looks like, and how a couple can serve with integrity." I've had other great jobs and bosses. But Clay was one-of-two-of-a-kind, and my heart goes out to his other-half, Emilie, and their whole family, for whom Clay would interrupt even the most "urgent" meeting to take their call on his private line, even a grandchild wanting to tell him about her day at school.
September 11, 2013
When Mr. Shaw was in congress, I covered the House for NBC. He was a hardworking member who got along with everyone. He was always a gentleman. The House of Representatives sorely needs men and women like Mr. Shaw.
September 11, 2013
Heartfelt thoughts and condolences to the family of Clay Shaw. He will be remembered for his outstanding public service on behalf of the Greater Fort Lauderdale community, and his leadership in Congress. I have fond memories of my opportunity to work for Clay during the Summer of 1987. God Bless.

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