George Gifford Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, Colby College, Waterville, Maine, 1862, A.M., 1864 (Doctor of Laws, 1911).
Admitted to bar, 1864. Editor-in-chief Portland Daily Press, 1867-1871. Member Maine House of Representatives, 1874.
Agent United States Treasury Department, London, England., 1877. Attache to commissioner Paris Exposition, 1878. Commercial agent, at Nantes, May 31, 1878.
Consul La Rochelle, February 24, 1882. Appointed consul, Cognac, May 9, 1883 (declined). Consul Basel, Switzerland, from January 1884 to July 1913, when resigned on account of ill health.
Longest term of service of any American consul. Home: Portland, Me.
Member Maine House of Representatives, 1874.
Married Augusta Hale.