Frank Lawrence Shaw (February 1, 1877 – January 24, 1958) was an American politician. In 1933, he successfully ran for mayor of Los Angeles. He was re-elected in 1937 but was recalled from office on September 16, 1938 by the citizens of Los Angeles.
A crowd is gathered around a digger at the ground breaking ceremony for a new municipal building in Watts. From left to right: Councilman Franklin P. Buyer, with his hand on his hip; Emily Vincent; Paul G. Ritter, president of Board of Public Works; Mayor Frank Shaw; Otto B. Frank, with shovel in hand.
Photograph of Frank Shaw (mayor of Los Angeles), Florencio Avila Sanchez (representative of the Mexican Senate), James Davis (Chief of Police) and Ricardo Hill (Mexican Consul) meet in Shaw's office to discuss a radio broadcast by President Cardenas of Mexico.
National Commander of the American Legion J. Ray Murphy is arriving in Los Angeles on the Union Pacific. He will be attending numerous events, including a speech he will give in Ventura and a banquet at the Army and Navy Club.
The Citizens' Committee on Governmental Reorganization formed by Mayor Shaw to make community recommendations for consolidations, simplification, and economy in the local government, met and discussed issues.