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Lawyer

Howard Cecil Gilmer, American lawyer. Member judicial conference United States Fourth Circuit Vice chairman Virginia Council Higher Education, 1956-1966.; Fellow American College Trial Lawyers; member American, Virginia (president 1944-1946), West Virginia (honorary), Pulaski County Bar Associations, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Kappa Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa.

Background

Gilmer, Howard Cecil was born on December 27, 1906 in Pulaski, Virginia, United States. Son of Howard Cecil and Lila (Saul) Gilmer.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Hampden-Sydney College, 1928. French studies, U. Poitiers (France), 1925. Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1931.

Career

Senate, 1919; admitted to Virginia bar, 1930, Supreme Court of the United States Court bar. Practiced in Pulaski, 1930-1975, member firm Gilmer, Sadler, Ingram, Sutherland & Hutton. Assistant United State Attorneys for Western District Virginia, 1934-1946, acting United State Attorneys, 1946-1948, United State Attorneys, 1948-1953.

Director and counsel Virginia National Bank, First Federal Savings & Loan Association, Virginia Maid Hosiery Mills.

Politics

When peaceful alternatives have failed, the force of arms may regretfully be preferable to unchecked aggression, tyranny and genocide.

Views

Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.

Membership

Member judicial conference United States Fourth Circuit Vice chairman Virginia Council Higher Education, 1956-1966. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member American, Virginia (president 1944-1946), West Virginia (honorary), Pulaski County Bar Associations, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Kappa Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa.

Connections

Married Mary Berkeley Cosby, July 28, 1931. Children: Berkeley (Mistress R.W. MacAdoo), Sally Lou (Mistress Community College Hundley), Betsy (Mistress David Brown), Page Virginia.

father:
Howard Cecil Gilmer

mother:
Lila (Saul) Gilmer

spouse:
Mary Berkeley Cosby

children:
Berkeley Gilmer (Mistress R.W. MacAdoo)

Betsy Gilmer (Mistress David Brown)

Page Va Gilmer

Sally Lou Gilmer (Mistress Community College Hundley)