- Henry Shaw Senior — an American newspaper magnate; father of Henry Shaw Junior and Langdon
- Henry Shaw Junior — a member of the United States Senate in the 1920s; son of Henry Shaw Senior and brother of Langdon
- Langdon Shaw — younger son of Henry Shaw Senior
Behind the scenes
- According to The Art of the Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, in the early development stages of Fantastic Beasts, the Shaw family was previously named the 'Thorne' family. This name was alluded to by 'thorns' (spikes) on the outer ring of the Shaw News sign on Shaw Tower in an early design. Likewise, the name 'Thorne' could be a reference to John Hathorne (August 1641 – May 10, 1717), a merchant and magistrate of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Salem, Massachusetts. He is best known for his early and vocal role as one of the leading judges in the Salem witch trials.
Notes and references
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