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Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: , in Peoria, Illinois

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Shaw was born and raised in Peoria. He received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Knox College in Galesburg. He currently resides in Carbondale.

Biographical and Professional Information

John T. Shaw is the author of five books. He’s covered Congress for Market News International for nearly twenty-five years, and has also been a contributing writer for the Washington Diplomat and has been a guest on PBS NewsHour and C-SPAN.

John is now the Director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University. He currently lives in Carbondale, Illinois.

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