Gilbert "Gil" Shaw

Gilbert "Gil" Shaw, 2016
Gilbert "Gil" Shaw, 2016

Gilbert ‘Gil’ Shaw (1928 - 2018 ) was raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Los Angeles, California. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the US Navy and became a combat correspondent. His twenty-seven year military career included both the Navy and Coast Guard, with tours in both the Korea and Vietnam conflicts. Gil was a founding member of Las Vegas’ first Reform Judaism synagogue, Congregation Ner Tamid.

In 1973, Gil and his family moved to Las Vegas. He was ripe for a new career when he met Don and Lil Eisner. Don soon offered Gil a sales position with Familian Pipe and Supply Company. Eventually he became a regional manager for the company.

Shaw, Gilber "Gil". Interview, 2016 May 3. OH-02665. Transcript. Oral History Research Center. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Las Vegas Nevada. Las Vegas, Nevada.
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