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Paris Gibson

Paris Gibson, American senator. Member House of Representatives, 1854; member Constitutional Convention, 1889; member Montana Senate, 1891.

Background

  • Gibson, Paris was born on July 1, 1830 in Brownfield, Maine, United States. Son of Abel and Ann (Howard) Gibson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Bowdoin College, 1851 (Doctor of Laws, 1901).

    Career

    • Member House of Representatives, 1854. Went to Minneapolis, 1858. With W. W. Eastman, built the first flour mill and first woolen mill in Minneapolis.

      Settled in Fort Benton, Montana, 1879. First examined Falls of the Missouri, 1882, and at once founded city of Great Falls. Member Constitutional Convention, 1889.

      Member Montana Senate, 1891. United States senator, 1901-1905, for unexpired term of William A. Clark, resigned.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member House of Representatives, 1854. Member Constitutional Convention, 1889. Member Montana Senate, 1891.

    Connections

    • Married Valeria G. Sweat, August 23, 1858 (died 1900).
    • father: Abel Gibson
    • mother: Ann (Howard) Gibson
    • spouse: Valeria G. Sweat
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    Died December 16, 1920
    (aged 90)
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