Dr. B.L. “Buddy” Shaw served as a Louisiana State Representative for District 6 beginning in 1995. After graduating from Northwestern State in 1955, he taught and became principal at several schools in north Louisiana. In 1969, Shaw represented Louisiana at the United States International University in San Diego. He was Principal at Byrd High School from 1970-1986. During that time, he led efforts to establish a Math Science Magnet at C.E. Byrd High School. In 1993, he became President of the Caddo Parish School Board. In 1994, he became President of the Louisiana School Boards Association.