1912 - 1971
Born in Saskatchewan
Married October 14, 1940
Ab was a Saskatchewan wheat farmer. He and his younger brother Don, who turned 90 in 2004 , took over their grandfather's homestead known as "Shaw's Ranch". The family celebrated the 100th anniversary of this homestead in 1999. See Century Farm.
Ab was a pioneer in the treatment of seed wheat. His exposure to mercury may have caused the blood disorder that lead to his mysterious premature death.
Ab was always active in local educationand government. During the last three years of his life he was the federal Member of Parliament for Assiniboia, Saskatchewan with the Trudeau Liberal government.