With The Passing Of Former Congressman E. Clay Shaw, Ros-Lehtinen Says This Classic Gentleman Brought Civility & Bipartisanship To The Halls Of Congress

Sep 11, 2013

Washington, DC --- Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) issued the following statement on the passing of former Congressman E. Clay Shaw.

“Clay was a true gentleman in every sense of the word and his old school ways were quite charming. His way of governing is hardly used these days because he worked in the manner of departed Congressmen, the  legends before us, Dante Fascell and Bill Lehman.

Clay’s legacy will be one of getting things accomplished with the aid of both Republicans and Democrats and always having something positive to say. He will be remembered as a man of strong character and high ideals, a pillar of our South Florida community and of this great House of the people.

I would like to convey my heartfelt condolences to his wife of 53 years, Emilie, and to their children and grandchildren. I know they will find comfort knowing the great man they knew as a loving husband, father and grandfather is in a much better place now watching over them and waiting to once again be reunited.”

NOTE: Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen delivered remarks on the House Floor this afternoon to announce to her colleagues the passing of Congressman Shaw. To see a video clip of her remarks click here.