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In 1926, while running for re-election, he held a rally for his supporters in New York, which was also by picketed by members of the New Salem Philanthropic Society. It was here that he was killed by Credence Barebone, whose powers had manifested, as revenge for calling him a freak during the Second Salemers' visit to his father's office.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Henry Shaw Jr is portrayed by Josh Cowdery in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
- In the real world, the Senator from New York in 1926 was James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr of the Republican Party, who had been in office since 1915 but was defeated for re-election that year by Democrat Robert F. Wagner. Unlike his fictional counterpart, Wadsworth Jr was vocally against Prohibition, having even voted against the Eighteenth Amendment when it was before the Senate in 1919.
- Senator Henry Shaw is probably based on New York City Mayor James Walker https://youtu.be/HOmHrgWwujw who was also a NYS Senator up till 1926. The movie and real life resemblances between the actor playing Sen. Shaw, Josh Cowdery and the real life state Senator and NYC Mayor "Beau James" (Bob Hope did the Beau James movie about Walker)of the 1920's is unmistakeable.https://youtu.be/kjuYrlf0blE John Voight's newspaper tycoon Henry Shaw Sr is probably based on newspaper tycoon, William Randolph Hearst, who also collected old castles and mansions that he refurbished and eventually went almost broke doing so. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Randolph_Hearst. John Voight's movie character, Henry Shaw Sr gave a fund raiser for his son the Senator with nasty results for the son. The real life John Voight https://youtu.be/E99PdRtGlJc gave the intro speech for Trump's inaugural. Fictional history never repeats but always rhymes. Mayor Jimmy Walker was "relieved" of his position by then NYS Gov. Franklin D Roosevelt. But it was during Walkers 2nd term in 1929. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_D._Roosevelt
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (First appearance)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Article I, Section 3 of the United States Constitution, which sets the necessary qualifications for a senator, stipulates they must be at least thirty years old. Shaw was an incumbent senator running for re-election in 1926, meaning, at minimum, he was thirty-six-years old at the time, as U. S. senators serve six-year terms.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (see this image)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 'Fantastic Beasts' film casts Jon Voight's son, Senator Henry Shaw, Seraphina rumoured at SnitchSeeker
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Full Character Descriptions" from FantasticBeastsMovies.com
- ↑ Shaw was running for re-election to the United States Senate in 1926. U. S. senators serve six-year terms, meaning that he would have been previously elected into office in 1920, although it's possible this wasn't his first term.
- ↑ "Video: Scene Being Filmed (UPDATED)" from FantasticBeastsMovies.com
- ↑ "Pottermore Set Report #3" from FantasticBeastsMovies.com
- ↑ "Will It Be JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts – Or Fascist Beasts?" from Bleeding Cool