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Who is Frank Shaw?

Frank R. Shaw, FSA Scot
352 Mary Saphire Road
Dawsonville, GA 30534-7430


Telephone:  404/355-1935

Cell: 404/374-1046
Fax: 706/216-2029


North Charleston (SC) High School, Class of 1957
North Greenville Junior College, Tigerville, SC, Class of 1959, Associate of Arts degree
Furman University, Greenville, SC, Class of 1961, Bachelor of Arts degree
Southeastern Theological Seminary, Wake Forest NC, Class of 1965, Master of Divinity degree

Scottish Activities:

Currently serving as Past President of the St. Andrew’s Society of Atlanta.

Appointed High Commissioner for the United States and Mexico by the Chief of Clan Shaw, John Shaw of Tordarroch, in 1995 and served in that position for five years. Also served as Chief’s Personal Lieutenant during that time period.

Past Editor of Clach na Faire (The Stone of the Watch), a newsletter for Clan Shaw.

Former Trustee and Regional Commissioner for Clan Chattan USA (the “Cat Confederation”) in charge of clan tents at Scottish Highland Games in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

Writer of book reviews and interviews with authors for in a column entitled, A Highlander and His Books, as well other articles of interest. Editor of the Robert Burns Lives! column for featuring both laymen and Burns scholars from around the world. Articles have also appeared in ATAVUS, the e-journal of Burke’s Peerage, and many clan society newsletters and Highland Games programs.

2007 Recipient of The Scottish Heritage Center Service Award

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, NC

Given for outstanding contribution to the preservation and perpetuation of Scottish history, culture or traditions.

Scottish, Literary, and other Organizations:

St. Andrew’s Society of Atlanta

Atlanta Burns Club
The Burns World Federation

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
The Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club

The Hemingway Society

Clan Shaw
Clan Shaw Society

Clan Chattan USA
Clan Chattan, United Kingdom

Clan Mackintosh

Former active member The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem

Activities at Furman University, Greenville, SC:

Member, Board of Trustees
Member, Richard Furman Society
Member, Benefactors Circle
Member, Partners Scholarship Program
Past Member, Advisory Board
Past Member, Board of Furman Village, Inc.


Owner of Shaw Executive Services, Inc., a long-term health care management company, since 1984. During the past 38 years, served as administrator, regional director, owner, and consultant to various companies in both private and governmental sectors.


Married to Susan E. Shaw, a native Atlantan, who retired in 2002 from The Coca-Cola Company as Corporate Secretary after 35 years.

Proud “Papa” (grandparent) of Ian and Stirling Shaw, ages seven and five respectively, children of Scott and Denise Shaw.



Writing for and formally for ATAVUS, the e-journal for Burke’s Peerage.

Speaking at various Scottish-related organizations throughout Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

Collecting Scottish books that now number over 3,000 volumes, plus over 900 books on Robert Burns, as well as Burnsiana and Mauchline Ware items related Robert Burns. Also collects books on Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Hugh MacDiarmid, and Ernest Hemingway.

Gardening - As long as my knees and back hold out!

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