God Bless the Shaw family for lending Clay to us for 26 years in the Congress.
Clay was a southern gentleman, a consensus builder, a leader, a "down to earth common sense man" who gave his time for the good of America. When I visited Washington, DC, Clay's office staff welcomed me with open arms and Clay spent time with me talking about eye care related issues. He was always consistent, truthful, and did all he could to keep both sides happy, a rarity in Congress today.
My heart and goes out to his beautiful family he so graciously loved. It was "family first" with Clay.
I loved and respected Clay Shaw and I will truly miss him. Godspeed Congressman.