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Henry Richard Gibson

Henry Richard Gibson, American congressman. member Senate, 1871-1872; member House of Representatives, 1875-1876; member 54th to 58th Congresses (1895-1905), 2d Tennessee District.

Background

  • Gibson, Henry Richard was born in 1837 in Kent, Island, Maryland, United States. Son of Woolman and Catherine (Carter) Gibson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Hobart, 1862, A.M., 1865, Doctor of Laws, 1892. Served in commissary department Union Army, 1863-1865. Studied in Albany (New York) Law School.

    Career

    • Admitted to bar, 1865. Removed to Tennessee, 1866. Commissioner of claims, 1868-1869.

      Delegate Constitutional Convention, 1870. Member Senate, 1871-1872. Republican nominee for presidential elector, 1872 and 1880.

      Member House of Representatives, 1875-1876. Founded, and editor, Knoxville Republican, 1879-1881. Postoffice inspector, 1881-1882.

      Editor Knoxville Daily Chronicle, 1882-1884. United States pension agent, 1883-1885. Chancellor, 2d Division of Tennessee, 1886-1894.

      Member 54th to 58th Congresses (1895-1905), 2d Tennessee District Home: Washington, Distric.

    Membership

    Member Senate, 1871-1872. Member House of Representatives, 1875-1876. Member 54th to 58th Congresses (1895-1905), 2d Tennessee District.

    Connections

    • Married 1st Frances M. Reed, September 1863 (died 1918).; married second, Lizzie R. Clark, July 1920. Children: Helen, Frances.
    • father: Woolman Gibson
    • mother: Catherine (Carter) Gibson
    • spouses: 1st Frances M. Reed
    • Lizzie R. Clark
    • children: Helen Gibson
    • Frances Gibson
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    Born 1837
    Died March 25, 1938
    (aged 101)
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